The Sounding Temple is an artistic inquiry on the creation of a sound installation and storytelling device, based on the architecture of an Ancient Greek temple. The audience will have the opportunity to walk through the ‘temple’ and experience the different soundscapes, formulated in different ‘sonic rooms’ and points of space. They will discover the various recordings of the verbal narrations and the composed imaginary sonic worlds deriving from the soundscape of the Mavromati village and its inhabitants. Ancient Messina’s soundscape has been recorded, reshaped and reinvented together with the voices of the inhabitants telling stories of every day life. The Sounding Temple is an attempt to connect the past with the present, the “then” with the “now”, the ancient with the contemporary.