When Science Inspires Music:
Majorana According to Sicilian
Musician Luca Lo Bianco
posted 19 June 2007
would it be to describe the Mystery of Majorana’s Disappearance with
music? A young Sicilian musician has realized a CD named “La scomparsa
di Majorana” freely inspired by the book of Leonardo Sciacia “The
Mistery of Majorana”.
CD embraces the intriguing thesis advanced by the writer about the
disappearance of the physicist Ettore Majorana. The story develops
during a period of great scientific enthusiasm and it proved to be
topical for its complexity.
As a result Majorana goes down in history as a brave and brilliant man who probably
decided to disappear, being face to face with the insight of the
disastrous potential of nuclear research and laying down the details of
his plan with extreme efficacy.
and Majorana both express a way of being Sicilian: two complex, sincere
and extremely severe characters, the former for his painstaking
research of another possible truth the latter for his rejection of a
science he carried as a secret in his inner being.
men who accept the consequences of their actions with an exemplary
strength imbued with an inescapable awareness, after choosing as a
leading principle of their behavior the rejection of an imposed
driving idea for Luca Lo Bianco to conceive his project, which has also
become a performance, is to put into place a real synergy between music
and text, making the sound an integral part of the narration. The music
then is no longer in the background but is the foundation for the whole
story taking place.
it provides not only the supporting layer which integrates the text in
its descriptive and evocative function (inspiring sceneries, images,
places) but it becomes also an instrument to convey the uniqueness of a
story full of a spirituality that Lo Bianco has decided to describe
with the language of sounds.
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