Learning to wonder, not to take the world for granted, to exercise the eroticity of complexity: this is the purpose of the series of meetings Lezioni di meraviglia, led by Andrea Colamedici and Maura Gancitano, founders of Tlon, along with musicians and singers with whom to confront what seems unconquerable: the apparent meaninglessness of existence.
In fact, philosophy is born from θάυμα (thauma), that is, from wonder that is also terror, from openness to the unknown. This condition is the starting point, the beginning of philosophizing.
For the first appointment of the meeting series Lessons in Wonder Andrea Colamedici and Maura Gancitano will meet La Rappresentante di Lista, queer pop duo extraordinaire composed of Veronica Lucchesi and Dario Mangiaracina. Together they will face what seems undefeatable: the seeming meaninglessness of existence.
The List Representative (LRDL) is a project that was born in 2011 from the meeting between singer Veronica Lucchesi and multi-instrumentalist Dario Mangiaracina. LRDL has released four records, the latest of which “My Mamma” is linked in direct line with the (almost) eponymous first novel “Maimamma.” After treading hundreds of stages all over Italy, LRDL has participated in two editions of the Sanremo Festival: the first with “Amare” (certified Platinum disc), the second with “Ciao Ciao” (certified Triple Platinum disc).
Lessons of Wonder, the series of meetings curated by Andrea Colamedici and Maura Gancitano, continues with Willie Peyote, rapper and singer-songwriter from Turin, class of ’85. Together they will face what seems undefeatable: the seeming meaninglessness of existence.
Willie Peyote, a pseudonym for Guglielmo Bruno, was born in Turin in 1985 to a father from Turin’s Barriera and a mother from Biella and is considered one of the most interesting and innovative figures on the contemporary Italian Indie scene.
His stage name combines Wile E. Coyote with peyote, a hallucinogenic plant from North America. Willie is a reference to his real name, William.
Lessons of Wonder, the series of meetings curated by Andrea Colamedici and Maura Gancitano, continues with Vinicio Capossela. How do you cultivate wonder when facing dark times? The meeting between Tlon and the singer-songwriter-beginning with the album “Thirteen Urgent Songs”-wants to give voice to the urgency of interpreting the most pressing problems of the historical moment we are living through the avenues of philosophy and music that together can address what seems unassailable: the apparent meaninglessness of existence. Faced with the sampling of evils that we have daily before our eyes but which-crushed by the incessant berating of the performance society-we can no longer see, hear, or understand, what can we do as human beings? Wonder, which is always also terror, can be a way to not become accustomed to horror and to understand what position to take in a collapsing world.