About TTS

Organising Committee

What we do:

TouchTheSound is a pioneering project dedicated to advancing the research in the field of guitar playing and guitar making through applied research. Our mission is to help young researchers and musicians access historically significant original instruments from museums and private collections, and to promote cutting-edge research in guitar playing techniques and styles.

To document these projects, we produce high-quality audio and video recordings that showcase the unique qualities and nuances of these instruments. At TouchTheSound, we believe that performing research requires direct contact with the history preserved in old instruments. That’s why we organize conferences, symposiums, exhibitions of instrument making, and concerts to share our findings with the wider community.

Our educational programs are equally important to us, and we strive to provide young musicians and researchers with engaging and interactive learning opportunities that foster creativity and innovation. We believe that by promoting the exploration of historical instruments and techniques, we can inspire future generations of musicians and researchers to make exciting new contributions to the field of guitar playing.

Collaborating with leading institutions such as TU Dublin Conservatoire, Festival Corde d’Autunno, Museo Civino Poldi Pozzoli, Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino, and Festival Homenaje, TouchTheSound is at the forefront of guitar playing research.

Contact Us:


Artistic Committee

Dr.Marco Ramelli (TU Dublin Conservatoire)
Enrica Savigni (Maynooth University)
Gabriele Lodi

Advisory committee
Giovanni Tammaro