AuralTech is an innovative startup founded in 2017 working in the field of immersive technologies. In 2017 AuralTech received the PIN – Pugliesi Innovativi funding with the project ArcheoEchi: a virtual and acoustical reconstruction of the medieval cathedral of Montecorvino (FG) using Virtual Reality and Immersive Audio. For this project, AuralTech received scientific support from the Department of Humanities of the University of Foggia (IT) and the AudioLab of the University of York (UK).
Between 2019 and 2021, we presented ArcheoEchi at several international conferences, such as “Audio in Advanced Digital Age” at the CIRMMT - Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology of Montreal (CA); at the 149th conference of the Audio Engineering Society with a paper “ArcheoEchi – a virtual reconstruction of a medieval cathedral in Southern Italy”; “Music and the Brain” at the CCRMA – Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics in Stanford (US), and “Stupore al Museo” at the Civic Museum of Foggia (IT).
Between 2018 and 2021, we worked on an immersive concert of electronic music at Dialoghi di Trani (IT), we developed an interactive art installation for the exhibition “How to Secure a Country” of Salvatore Vitale at the “Fotostiftung Schweiz” in Winterhurt (Zurich, CH), and we developed “Listen to the Theatre”: a VR experience for the Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino. In 2023 we will be working on the acoustical reconstruction of the church of Santa Maria of Siponto (Foggia, IT) that hosts an artistic work of the Italian artist Eduardo Tresoldi.
AuralTech team is composed by Gianluca Grazioli (BEng in Electronic Engineering, MSc in Music Technology, Ph.D. student in Sound Recording at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montréal), Marco Maruotti (Archaeologist, Ph.D.) e Giulio D’Amelio (Archaeologist, 3D modeler). ENG