Open Call

Immersive Listening Retreat in Italy

Piano Piano Retreats

No Funding
Noepoli , Italy


No previous knowledge of sound or audio is required. Open to anyone wishing to reconnect to the power of nature, improve their listening skills, and rekindle their creativity and joy. And, in the process, discover first hand the incredible cultural and culinary heritage of Basilicata.

Number of Participants

This listening retreat is intended for a small group (6 participants max).


No deadline


June 21, 2019 - June 26, 2019


  • €850.00 program fee




Guest House, Shared Room


Breakfast, Snacks

Public Programs

Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Picnic Baskets, Professional Development, Retreat, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Ballet, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Piano Piano Immersive Listening Retreat, 21-26th June 2019, Basilicata, South of Italy Immerse yourself in the pristine soundscape of Italy’s largest national park, and open your ears. Gently guided by a professional sound artist, 6 participants will stay in a beautifully restored Palazzo from 1822 (with daily breakfast and full use of kitchen, meditation spaces and panoramic terrace) and enjoy daily site-specific soundwalks, ear cleansing exercises, listening sessions and outdoor activities designed to reconnect with the power of listening in all its forms: as an opening to the natural soundscape, to each other, and to our own inner voice. Excursions include one full day in Matera - 2019 European City of Culture. Breakfast, 24/hr use of kitchen and wi-fi are also included. For full details and what is included, please visit the link.

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