Thursday, June 14, 2018

We need female composers in classical music concerts

Once upon a time there was a world where statistics show a sad reality: only 76 concerts of classical music among the 1,445 organized around the world from this year to 2019 include at least one piece of a woman.
As a result, once upon a time there was a world where 95% of the concerts involve music composed only by men.
Once upon a time there was a machist solo.
Where C and D chords count more than A.
Yet it was said juxtaposed, “give me an A”, to start the show.
Of emotions and echoes that we trivially call life.
Once upon a time there was a world out of tune, therefore.
Because trapped in a pentagram deprived of marvelous sounds...

Composer Emily Hall said: "All organisations have a responsibility to programme at least one work by a female composer, I just think that should be standard now."

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

The two raindrops

This story is from a long time ago and when I say a lot I mean really a lot.
You may say that man was still not in the world, so animals and plants.
There was not even the toilet, so, imagine how uncomfortable it was... well, it is clear, now, let’s back to the point.
There was, of course, earth and sea, sun and moon, so the clouds.
Yes, the clouds.
Among them there was a little one who made her first steps in the sky.
At the same time, the cloud was made of tiny raindrops, at the very first experience too. Among them there was one that stood out upon the others because she always had a smile on her face...


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