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Music Makes Changes: Showcases

25 August 2022
18:00 - 20:00 hrs (GMT+7)



“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music. "

Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice 

Growing up in Thailand, we often heard these phrases from King Rama VI's translation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. As a reason, music has always been embraced with open arms, and the joy of sharing music has always been a part of our culture.

But how far are we willing to go with music? Can the audience's role evolve into something more active than simply listening? Can we infuse our love of music into our daily endeavours, and can we use music to enhance the way a person understands and perceives the world?

"Music Makes Changes" is an initiative of the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in which we encourage volunteers to discover ways they can engage with the world through music. Tonight, we will give the stage to our amateur but passionate audiences to tell the story of how music brought them together and inspired them to engage with the world around them.

From musical performances to poetry, improvisation, puppetry, and songs, our MMC members, Seoul National University and PGVIM students will share their musical journey, going beyond the passive act of listener and becoming a change maker.

The performance will be finished by a performance from the workshop of The’ Pomposa Project’ led by Dr. Enrico Bertelli and Dr. Yui Shikakura.

We stitched, translated, coded, learnt, composed, laughed, performed and shared.

We re-used, re-cycled, re-thought what music making is, feels, looks and sounds like.

We come before you today, to show you snippets of our experience, to entice your curiousity, spark your creativity, and share our enthusiasm.

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