LA RUTA DE LA SEDA – ORIENTE Y EL MEDITERRÁNEO (El último proyecto de Carles Magraner disponible en Libro Disco en mayo 2017)
Human beings have always moved from place to place and traded with their neighbours, exchanging goods, skills and ideas throughout history. These vast networks carried more than just merchandise and precious commodities however: the constant movement and mixing of populations also brought about the transmission of knowledge, ideas, cultures and beliefs, which had a profound impact on the history and civilizations. Travellers along the Silk Roads were attracted not only by trade but also by the intellectual and cultural exchange that was taking place in cities along the Silk Roads, many of which developed into hubs of culture and learning. The Silk Roads, also routes of dialogue, illustrate the transformative dimension of the collective and individual interactions, which generated the considerable common heritage alongside Silk Roads. These Roads shed light on the complexities of the mutual influences and provides a good framework to better understanding the modalities of intercultural dialogue and the plural identities in different parts of the world. This idea is essential to facilitate the dialogue between East and West, to facilitate exchanges of experiences and develop a common understanding of various aspects of this history through the concept of interculturality, common heritage, cultural diversity and plural identity. Now, Carles Magraner proposes a Silk Road musical landscape, a travel from Orient to Occident, to the expansion of cultures and the dialogue between them, a journey from the 9th century until the 15th century. In this sense, this project promotes the past common intangible cultural heritage that early music is, contributing to the promotion of mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue, reconciliation through cooperation among nations and people by recovering and sharing this Silk Roads common heritage. Because the musical legacy, due to its without-borders language, is the result of diversity and dialogue, enriched through the contact with others cultures. A musical journey across the Silk Road territories, beyond borders. A total and unique experience to share this common heritage to the big audience, rescuing the past to be brought to the present from its universal language.