At 8pm each bell tower rang and performed a number of strokes equal to the victims caused by the pandemic in the parishes and municipalities which the bell tower belongs to. This will create an "extended concert" which will symbolically unite the two provinces.
Land Music was a hyperobject. It manifested itself for about 5/1000 of the Earth's rotation. It affected an area of 7,500 km2. It involved over a thousand bell towers that rang over 13,000 chimes. It was heard by potentially 2,400,000 people.
The anti-formal character of land art resonates in it.
Video courtesy of Fondazione Cogeme, Audio by Nessun Dharma
And continue: 'The appointment is set in the various squares of the Enlightened City, to celebrate our grit and determination and to reaffirm that we are a unique, fraternal community, incapable of forgetting but tenacious enough to regenerate and move forward.'18th March, the National Commemorative day in memory of the victims of COVID, is a significant date that reminds us of a night three years ago, when the images of army trucks queuing along the streets of Bergamo made their way around the world, becoming a symbol of one of the most difficult chapters in recent history.Etched in our memories and minds, they are perhaps the most representative image of the pain that hit our territory so hard, but also giving us the strength to react and rise again.Bergamo Brescia Italian Capitals of Culture 2023 is also the result of these memories.Conceived as a sign of hope and a vital moment of beauty after the pandemic experience, the Capital of Culture project bears witness to a possible rebirth through culture a tribute to the steadfastness, resistance and courage of territories, institutions and citizens who, despite having to overcome their fragility, have been able to acknowledge their ability to shine once again.
Field recording of Land Music from Brescia's castle
People were invited to film and share audio/video of the event using the hashtag #landmusic
Campanari di San Gallo, Brescia
Torre Pallavicina, Bergamo
Campanile di Zogno, Bergamo
Provaglio d'Iseo, Brescia
Torre de Roveri, Bergamo
Costa Valle Imagna, Bergamo
Partner e ringraziamenti
È stato reso possibile grazie alla collaborazione con le Diocesi di Brescia e Diocesi di Bergamo, prodotto da Fondazione Cogeme Onlus, Rinascimento Culturale, Associazione L'impronta, Piccolo Parallelo e patrocinato dalla Provincia di Brescia e di Bergamo. Un ringraziamento particolare a Giulia Sandrini per le relazioni pubbliche e Isaia Invernizzi per i dati.