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Music is a powerful carrier of strong values and contents, thanks to its ability to involve. A virtuous example is its contribution to development and diffusion of an environmentally friendly awareness. Great contemporary interpreters like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen have understood that and build their performances using zero impact lights and sounds. Discotheques, like Magnolia, in the Milan hinterland, use solar panels and geothermal science for concerts and bioplastic for catering tableware (according to projects developed in collaboration with the Milan Polytechnic – circolomagnolia.it).
The success story arrives instead from the summer school for learning how to organize live performing events with the sustainable buiding and thinking as a leading thread: it happens from 1st to 13th August in the wonderful setting of Villa Pennisi in Acireale (Catania), in our South which is going forward.
Low impact and low energy content materials, with a specific attention to the whole productive cycle, are the focus of the meetings held by the great musician Antonio Pappano, director of the Santa Cecilia National Academy and of the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden (santacecilia.it/pappanoinweb). This summer Pappano will lead a very special edition of courses, together with other eminent professors like the engineer Serafino Di Rosario – senior acoustic consultant of Buro Happold London – and the designer and entrepreneur Enrico Baleri. High musical improvement courses and “W-Sound”, an architecture workshop, will alternate with the music Festival, offering the chance of dealing with the creation of open-air ecofriendly concerts of classical music. Courses will teach how to create a stage, how to light performers’ up or sound diffusion, with the highest resources and energy saving (vpmusica.com).
A biodynamic life
by Giuliana Zoppis
News, events, products and services for an innovative and conscious lifestyle:
all that can give an ecologic shift to everyday actions with responsibility, curiosity, creativity and the desire of improving us and the world we live in.
This is the section led by Giuliana Zoppis, architect, journalist and expert of ecodesign, biobuilding and socio-environmental sustainability. In 2006, together with Clara Mantica , she founded Best Up the first chain for promoting the sustainable living.