Traveling, displacement, and migration have always been a part of human beings. When people have moved from one place to another, their culture has met the one of their reached destination, influencing music. Many composers have been influenced and inspired by migration, either because they have moved themselves, or because they have seen someone else do it.
On the Italian social scene, however, they are not highlighted very much, except when they do something wrong. Racism? He always manages to defend himself, it bothers him more when they do it to others, especially those who can not defend themselves properly.
Join us on May 18th to hear directly from the students about this experience participating in the Human Mind and Migration internship program. On the 18th, we will present a public online exhibition and presentation with guests from all over the world. Students are really excited for this final event and to show everyone their work and findings.
Lo-fi music is also a fitting representation of the group of students that has been collaborating on the project titled “Music and Migration,” part of the impactmania and Messaggero Veneto Scuola collaboration that has been occurring over the course of this year. Because myself and several students of Messaggero Veneto have been working together online, and furthermore share a love of music and aspire to research its movement and meaning, the genre of lo-fi ties in closely with our connection through the internet and the community created by music lovers online.
Human beings tend to think of “culture” and “society” as monolithic realities that can be threatened by the arrival of alien influences. However, the huge or small movements of living beings are an endemic characteristic of life, and changes caused by immigration are a natural and unavoidable process and are the basis of the fluidity of cultures.
The future is being built now. I believe that the preparation to peace through education is the most efficient endeavour against dehumanisation and war. We have to start with children. Only this is how we can hope for a future of peace.
my husband even asked me who I was, and that made me sink into my deepest memories, to when I had no name. He was lost. It is no longer a life, if you take away the lucidity, you take away the thought of man, he no longer exists. Memory is everything, memory is life: it is past, present and future, it is everything. It’s existence.