The musical expression is almost as old as the man himself, and the study of the evolution of musical instruments is a field that continues to reserve fascinating discoveries. The Elettra laboratories, the particle accelerator in operation on the Trieste Karst, have devoted much space to the study of instruments ranging from the first flute of a Neanderthal community to the violins of the great violin makers of the Cremona tradition, passing through the surprising organ with pipes in cardboard built at the time of Leonardo da Vinci.
The studies of Trieste’s researchers are aimed above all at the restoration and conservation of these extraordinary objects, but also at understanding their relationship with the genius of artisans whose work is often still shrouded in mystery.
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