XXII International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week





Soul, Mind & Body

Music and Meditation are inextricably linked to achieve mental, physical and social well-being, a concept valued by the World Health Organization. Music can help to achieve this condition, certainly music has accompanied human life since its origins. However, who made it a systematic study was classical Greece. For Plato and Aristotle, who were also musicologists, the art of musical rhythm contributes to improving inner calm, serenity and even morality. For Plato, the world rested on musical principles and man's life is dominated by the harmony of rhythm and a musical education helps to achieve the formation of a balanced character. For Aristotle, listening to the notes of any instrument, it is possible to relieve psychic tensions because music has a great liberating power. In the Middle Ages, the custodians of music therapy were the monks of the abbeys, who assigned Gregorian chant a particular efficacy against tensions and mental disorders. But it was the eighteenth century, with the Enlightenment that gave impetus to this area, with the study of the vibrations that are created in the human body when listening to Music. At the end of the 19th century, music therapy began to lay its foundations no longer religious or ritual but scientific, clinical. Until now, to university studies or research foundations that are studying how music is able to reveal the link between the use of sounds as complementary therapy in the treatment of various pathologies, from Alzheimer's to depression, and the well-being of beings human.
Teachers: Gabriella Rania, Elies Monxolí Cerveró and Luca Benucci