Original Lo-fi Composition – Human Mind and Migration

A special co-creation by Alice Taylor (UCSB) and Gabriele Pilotto. Gabriele wrote a lo-fi composition to accompany Alice's interview for the Human Mind and Migration program. This piece features audio clips from Alice's latest interview with Prof. Fabio Rambelli, and serves as an example of the creativity and technicality of the students involved in the Music and Migration subgroup, and the ability for music to be produced using soundtracks from all over the world, via the internet.

Migration Inspires Music

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. 

impactmania internship – Today’s Tools of Integration 

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.

Sounds of the Digital World: The Global Phenomenon of Lo-Fi Music

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.

Immigration, Trade, and Religion

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.

Edith Bruck, 11552

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. 

Foreign Voices

Integration has never been one of the problems. Social media has something to do with this, to have your place in society you have to be sociable. And social media is just being more social. Heni’s integration has been very easy thanks to his sympathetic attitude, so his origins have never been a burden. There have been offenses and there will always be, but when you have people who support you, they count for nothing.

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