THE EXPLOITATION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF POMPEI THROUGH THE SOUNDSCAPE APPROACH

Feeling a landscape means understanding and considering not only its aesthetic component, but its sonorous component too. Today, the whole Occident culture is based on sight rather than on hearing. The notion of the landscape only linked to sight-world is over when a group of studious began to use the world “Soundscape”. It represents the landscape of the sounds in which people live from their origin. The term was used for the first time by Murray Schafer in the 1970s. It is a method of analysis to estimate the soundscape. It is a valid method because it uses physical and psycho-acoustical measurements. In particular the aim of this research is to use sound as an instrument to exploit the archaeological area of Pompei.

Authors: Natale