Forgotten Voices – Show Notes

Images Suggested Readings Mario Ajello, L’inchiostro del diavolo, Ponte delle Grazie Naomi André, Voicing Gender, Indiana University Press Patrick Barbier, Gli evirati Cantori, Rizzoli Nicholas Clapton, Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato, Haus Books Martha Feldman, The Castrato, Reflections on Natures and Kinds, University of California Press Lowell Lindgren Read more…

Forgotten Voices

A candid angel, a bratty popstar and a cunning smuggler: what have they in common? They sacrificed their testicles and gained a splendid voice. In this episode of Italian Culture, we investigate the fascinating world of the castrati singers. From the Baroque era to the Twentieth century, we’ll follow the Read more…

Portrait with Devil’s Smile – Show Notes

Images Suggested Readings Alessandro dell’Aira, Salvatore e Sandro Varzi, Sfidando l’Ignoto, Antonello e l’enigma di Cefalù, Torri del Vento Gioacchino Barbera, Antonello da Messina, Sicily’s Renaissance Master, Yale University Press Marco Bussagli, Antonello da Messina, Giunti Raffaello Causa, Antonello da Messina, Fabbri Editori Vincenzo Consolo, Il sorriso dell’ignoto marinaio, Einaudi Gabriele Mandel, L’opera Completa Read more…

The Humane Machine

The machine that wasn’t meant to be created, and yet it was: the merit goes to a small team of engineers, who disobeyed their bosses’ orders, messed with international politics and crafted something unthinkable for the time. This episode of Italian Culture unveils what’s behind the first personal computer ever Read more…

The Humane Machine – Show Notes

Images Video Suggested Readings Paul E. Ceruzzi, A History of Modern Computing, The MIT Press Paul E. Ceruzzi, Computing – A Concise History, The MIT Press Giovanni De Sandre, Microstoria del Progetto del Programma 101 Luciano Gallino, La scomparsa dell’Italia industriale, Einaudi Piergiorgio Perotto, P101: quando l’Italia inventò il personal computer, Edizioni di Comunità Marco Read more…