F.A.Q.

Flower of Sound

 Born from the minds of sound artist Claudio Vittori and creative publisher Elise de Bres,
Flower of Sound’s goal is to create a catalogue of listening experiences that can show
the multifaceted influence of sound.

The Name

Showing what sound is and how it affects us is at the heart of the listening experiences.
The name ‘Flower of Sound’ is derived from the floral patterns created by sound, a phenomenon made visible through the science of cymatics.”

Catalog / Publishing

As an independent publisher,
most of our catalogue can only be found on the shop page providing a curated and exclusive shopping experience.
Licences for events, venues and commercial use are available on request
(see Listening Session page).

Spreading our vision

Flower of Sound has shared its insights and creations through events at universities, museums, cultural gatherings and festivals.
We believe in the profound impact of listening experiences and strive to share this vision with the world.
Check out the articles to keep up to date with our latest content, research, insights and live dates.

Awards

The combination of immersive technologies and the fascinating power that sound holds is the basis of all the original content you find on this site.
Our dynamic approach has enabled us to craft tailored cross-platform content.
This includes the development of immersive spaces utilizing our proprietary IoT software and experiential apps in Virtual Reality.”

The message we propose has attracted the interest of international think tanks and startup accelerators in music tech this in addition to giving us new stimuli pushes us to continue on the intervening path.

Network

For each experience we use professionals selected according to the needs given by the project. The team is therefore liquid and dynamic and consists of sound designers, 3d artists and programmers.

Insights from the founders

CLAUDIO VITTORI

In 2014, I was given the opportunity to compose a piece for a WFS (Wave Field Synthesis) immersive audio system at the G. Pollini Theatre in Padua, Italy. Before that time, I had never explored spatialized audio and knew little about that realm; however, this experience turned out to be a turning point.

From that day, my perception of music underwent a radical change, leading me to devote more time to study and experimentation in the field of immersive audio. Despite the inevitable mistakes along the way, my thirst for knowledge about the tools and technologies capable of delivering immersive audio experiences never diminished.

I felt the time was ripe to embark on an ambitious project in this field. Thus, “Flower of Sound” was born, with the goal of developing a catalog of immersive audio experiences related to emotional states. I then dedicated myself to developing audio content for VR and AR, creating IoT software for immersive rooms, and managing multi-platform projects, leading a team of digital creatives, “Machine Jockey,” now part of F.o.S.

This journey also deeply influenced my artistic approach: I paused composition for years to study neuroscience and ethnomusicology, exploring how sound affects our emotional and perceptual states, and only recently have I started composing again, approaching each work in a way different from the past.

It is natural, then, that a project like “Flower of Sound” becomes the ideal space to host a continuously expanding catalog, capable of offering an unconventional listening experience and, why not, stimulating new auditory perceptions.

ELISE DE BRES

I am driven by curiosity to simply learn more about this world we live in. Behind assumptions there is most of the time a story or knowledge untold or misunderstood or even forgotten which makes us miss the larger view or higher perspective.

The question why? And what does this mean.. are used most often in my work as a book coach and publisher to open up new ways of thinking in the process and often choosing to go an unconventional way.

Creative solutions present themselves by creating awareness and looking from a different and deeper angle.

The meaning of sound is a whole new rabbit hole that shows how little we know about what we take for granted in our everyday hearing and listening.

We are so deeply effected by sound that it seems too obvious for us to notice. As the world is getting louder and louder the need to understand and experience sound consciously is even bigger and bigger.

I have the chance to show the impact of sound from that larger view, to bring together my entrepreneurial experience, work as a publisher and coach a my love for the unconventional way.
I can feel and see sound outside conventional music will be recognised even more as a way of how we perceive and the experience the world and live our lives.

Flower of sound

We welcome cultural cross-pollination and diverse viewpoints, as we collectively take on the journey to elevate the auditory experience to new heights.

 

Studio

Milan ( IT )

Office

Amersfoort ( NL )