Since 2009, alongside the articles devoted to Swiss drummers, the Gallery has hosted IncontriJazz in Fonoteca, a collaborative project of the National Sound Archives and IncontriJazz, a venture supported by Smum (Scuola di Musica Moderna) and the Dicastero Giovani ed Eventi, a department of the City of Lugano.
In 2009, after having focused on Italian-speaking Switzerland in the years 2004 to 2008, IncontriJazz launched its presence on the website of the Swiss National Sound Archives with a research project about the birth of the Orchestra Radiosa in 1940, starting with an interview with Angelo Parini, the orchestra's very young trumpet-player seventy years ago. The result is an experimental page about Radio Monte Cenere's dance and entertainment orchestra, annotated with photographs, set in a special chronological and historical framework.
In 2010, in cooperation with Romano Nardelli, Head of the jazz section at the Swiss National Sound Archives, IncontriJazz re-directed its programme, broadening its scope from the regional Swiss-Italian scale to the national scale.
- 1940: nasce l'Orchestra Radiosa (intervista ad Angelo Parini) (it)
- Fritz Hauser: Vom Jazz-Rock bis zur Impro-Musik (de)
- Emilio Poretti the pointer (it)
My thanks to Pio Pellizzari, Director of the Swiss National Sound Archives, Romano Nardelli, Head of the jazz sector, Gabriele Franzoso, technician and audio and video director, Matteo Notari, historian and head of exploitation activities, and to Marisol Straehl and Liora Paganini of the secretariat.
To them all, my gratitude and appreciation for their warm hospitality.