ODLA: Italian Patent
On 2 March 2020, Ministry of Economic Development granted to Kemonia River PATENT FOR INDUSTRIAL INVENTION N. 102017000146502. It was related to “Keyboard writing music scores”, a device which is characterized by the “Musical staff in Relief” that can be directly clicked to insert notes on one’s digital score.
The ITALIAN LICENSE awards the company’s commitment taken for years on this project and it is the official recognition of its inventiveness and requirements of industrial application and of absolute innovation which did not exist in the world on a technical level.
ODLA is the hardware thanks to which title of Industrial Property acquired by Kemonia River takes form today: a completely Italian creativity which is offered to musicians all over the world, professionals, students, lovers, and it makes digital writing of music completely accessible to visually handicapped composers as well.
What is Kemonia River?
A place where the entrepreneurial idea is born to the interweaving of different pieces of knowledge. An entrepreneurial melting pot for the creation of new languages, new actions, new solutions. This is Kemonia River, the startup that created the innovative musical staff in relief that makes ODLA one of a kind.
Two inventors, Renato and Alessandro Pace, father and son respectively, treasured their long experience in musical and technological world.
One day of some years ago, a dear friend of theirs who was their colleague and a blind composer from Palermo, Sicily, asked them to help him in transcribing one of his musical pieces on a notational software. Thanks to that collaboration, they understood needs and difficulties a blind musician could have in writing music. A project focused not only on a visually handicapped person was born, it aimed towards all persons using softwares of music notation, in order to make them easy and more direct production of digital scores.