Murmurs, whispers and cries. Venetian music
Innumerable accounts by travellers as well as literary and film works demonstrate that Venice is primarily an eye-centred space. In the “Venetian text” the activity of the other senses may not be as intense as that of the eye, yet it does undoubtedly exist! What comes to the fore is hearing, a Venice made of sounds. Careful readers will note that authors writing about Venice not only s e e but also h e a r the city and are happy to record their aural impressions. The Venetian audiosphere is a rich, varied and unequivocal space. It is a transgressive phenomenon, going far beyond the physiology of hearing and simple phenomenology. The Venetian soundscape clearly refers to semantics that goes beyond the senses and purely aural impressions.