A witness by Sandeep Das, musician, founder of HUM, and member of the Silk Road Ensemble Project, on how music inspires connections, moderated by Gabriele Vanoni, composer, assistant professor, Berklee College of Music, Boston
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In music, in the panorama of nature, in dreams at night (as Leopardi himself wrote in his Canto Notturno …) it is to something else that man pays homage, from which he expects something: he awaits it. His enthusiasm is for something that music, or everything that is beautiful in the world, has awakened within him. When a person begins to feel this, his soul immediately harks to await the other thing: even in the presence of what he can grasp, he awaits another thing. He grasps what he can grasp, but he awaits another thing.
Alberto Savorana, The Life of Luigi Giussani, McGill, 2018, page 993