Racism is a quick used term nowadays. Due to the current changes through Europe, echo’s from darker times emerge back at the surface. On the other side of the spectrum, there is also a tidal current which opposes any critisism against the current decision processes within Europe, setting these critics aside as xenophobic racism, in stead of taking them seriously. Both are very unhealthy sounds within our current European entity. The pillars of democracy are shaking. Music For Installations shared a track to support Self-Imaging.
Quoting and supporting next statement: “While taking a look on the world map, it becomes obvious that the majority of the world population is not able to share these values, because their living conditions do not guarantee such values, like freedom of expression, freedom of the word, freedom of movement and other human rights, it seems to be rather like that, that human rights are valid only for the privileged (not only in the Western orientated democracies), while the human rights are withheld for all the others, especially the non-privileged (this is also good for the dramatically increasing number of non-privileged in the Western countries)”.
When will peace arrive to humanity?
The selected track will appear online in November 2015. Check certainly the link above.
One of the side-effects of abundant mass-media and social connection is the wide spreading of images and footage about people lost, on the run, in crisis. These social connections also make it possible to have a massive spread-out of lies, denial and insults countering these collective traumas. This contrast between reality and denial almost certainly can causes collective damage on the identity of these fugitives or prisoners of conflict. The connection with the submitted soundscape lies in this feeling of lost identity, this uncertainty of life and future, this pain of being alive.
MFI had a connection with individual trauma in earlier work. This music broadens the project into the collective plan. Originally this music is a part of a cycle of soundscapes influenced by nature sounds and effects. These are used, transformed and re-injected as drones. Let this track be a way of communication between this identity loss and the world standing around it, possibly ignoring or minimizing it.