Forum Music Village

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Founded in 1969 as Forum Studios by Ennio Morricone, Armando Trovajoli, Luis Bacalov, Piero Piccioni and producer/studio manager Enrico De Meli, the studio was built underneath the titular church of Sacro Cuore di Maria, with special permissions and rights granted by the city and the Church of Rome.

Forum Music Village is today the most prestigious and best sounding recording studio in Italy, and in the select category of some of the highly most desired studios in the world.

Due to the size of Studio A, which can and frequently does accommodate orchestras of up to 100 pieces, it should be no surprise at the amount of movies from all over the world that have recorded scores here. Founder and Academy Award Winner Ennio Morricone has been using the studio to create his masterpieces for the past forty years, and Forum has hosted many directors who have worked alongside him including Academy Award Winners Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone and Barry Levinson. The Oscar winning scores of "Il Postino" by Luiz Bacalov and "Life is Beautiful" by Niccola Piovani were also recorded in Studio A.

Forum has played host to some of the most prominent artists in the music industry as well. Quincy Jones, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Will. I. Am, Morrisey and Cher are just some of the multiple Grammy award winners and nomiees who have passed through our our doors to utilize our vintage microphone collection, record on our Neve Vr 60 Legend console and mix on our SSL 4000e, the class of mixing desk which, according to the SSL company, has been the source of more platinum albums than all of the other SSL consoles combined.

Now in its fourth decade, Forum Music Village is carrying forward its legacy with pride and commitment and the whole team keeps taking high Forum's heritage through great artistic ventures.