Centre for musical research, production and education (Florence, Italy)

Founded by Luciano Berio in 1987, Tempo Reale is one of the main Italian points of reference for research, production, and education in the field of new musical technologies. Since its beginning, the Centre has been engaged in the realisation of Berio's works, presenting them in the most prestigious musical contexts in the world. The development of the criteria of quality and creativity derived from the Centre's experiences is reflected in its continuous work with both famous artists and with young emerging musicians. The main topics of research reflect the multifaceted ideas that have always characterised the choices and initiatives of Tempo Reale: the concept of musical events of great depth, the study of electronic processing of live sound, the experience of interaction between sound and space, and the synergy between creativity and the rigour of performance. In addition to activity in these areas, the Centre regularly organises performances, events, and projects in collaboration with various institutions in Tuscany involved in the fields of music, theatre, and dance, as well as building a wide network of educational exchange.