Luigi Nono, Venice, ’80s.
© Grazia Lissi

The Luigi Nono Archive was established in 1993 through the efforts of Nuria Schoenberg Nono for the purpose of housing and conserving the Luigi Nono legacy, which includes: manuscripts of compositions, in particular sketches and preparatory studies; a collection of tapes and audio-cassettes consisting of recordings of Nono’s works as well as preliminary studies and material for his electronic compositions, as well as several interviews; manuscripts of essays, articles, lectures and lessons; Nono’s correspondence; Nono’s library encompassing over 10,000 volumes (many with marginalia) reflecting the breadth of his interests: music, literature, politics, philosophy, fine arts and sciences; concert programs, reviews and magazine articles; video tapes documenting his life and works; a collection of photographs and slides; Nono’s record collection of more than 1200 records.

The activities of the Archive are supported by public bodies, national and international sponsors, and by the generous contributions of the Friends of the Luigi Nono Archive.