The Sound Art Museum is an initiative promoted by ZERYNTHIA and RadioArteMobile (RAM), one of the first internet radio stations to discuss the field in between the so called visual arts and sound research. The Sound Art Museum operate on several different levels:
1. Permanent archive of audio works at RAM radioartemobile, VIa Conte Verde 15, Rome. SAM is hosted in the Armadio Mediterraneo of Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Artists are invited with an open call to submit their audio material (on cd, dvd, vinyl or audiocassette) to the archive. The archive is open to the public and constantly updated with new contributions; a database containing information about the pieces and the authors is also available.
2. Internet archive: all the audio works archive is transferred to the website www.radioartemobile.it, under the Sound Art Museum section, and they are available in streaming.
3. Installations: RAM’s headquarter in Rome, given its spatial characteristics, offer a variety of possibilities for different listening modalities. Through installing pieces by artists who work with sound, as well as context-specific projects, we want to explore the relation between architectural space, conceptual aspects of sound art, technological possibilities and visual art.
The curators of the Sound Art Museum are LORENZO BENEDETTI, free lance curator, RICCARDO GIAGNI, composer and musicologist, and CESARE PIETROIUSTI, visual artist.
The first public presentation of Sound Art Museum was held in Rome the 26/02/2005