The Italian Center for clay Ocarinas C.I.O., with its seat in via Jole Ambrosioni, 49, 47023 CESENA (Fo) Italy ph. 0547-27526, is involved in the diffusion of this likeable and efficient musical instrument which had a brief but intense life.
First appearing in the second half of the last century, it didn't survive the end of the century, even though it was incredibly popular and provoked unanimous approval from both musicians and music lovers at the time.
Its diffusion is to be br ought about by virtue of the refound quality in the making of handmade instruments, which can efficiently reproduce music, both from the past and composed by contemporary authors.
The center is also working on a didactic level to produce meth ods, studies, exercises and literature suitable for the ocarina.