Local Suicide - Migration. Back

Artwork Description

Echoes of Eleusis: Navigating the impact of migration.


In the ancient city of Eleusis, where the past intertwines with the present, a complex narrative unfolds. It is a story of the locals and their intricate relationship with the foreigners who arrive upon their shores. This composition delves into the contrasting sentiments experienced by Eleusis' citizens towards immigration. To evoke a sense of humanity and accentuate the power of human emotions, we incorporated heartbeat-resembling sounds, immersing our audience in the experience.


Negative tones resonate within some hearts, creating a discordant symphony. A sense of superiority echoes within their thoughts, a belief that their way of life surpasses that of the newcomers. Suspicion weaves its threads, as unfamiliar faces stir a cocktail of unease. Rejection takes root, born from a fear of the unknown. Anger and aggression pulse through their veins, driven by a perceived infringement upon their rights and privileges. A shadow of fear looms, as they feel excluded and displaced within their own community, sparking a feeling of injustice.


Yet, amidst this cacophony, there exists a different composition, one crafted with compassion and understanding. Some citizens of Eleusis embody the essence of solidarity, recognizing the shared human experience of immigrants. Empathy takes root in their hearts, allowing them to perceive the trials and tribulations faced by those who leave their homelands in search of a better future. They open their arms, offering support and companionship to those embarking on a new chapter of their lives.


Within Eleusis' borders, these contrasting melodies harmonize, creating a unique blend of emotions. The negative notes, though persistent, are met with an unwavering resolve to embrace diversity and foster compassion. The citizens who resonate with compassion and empathy strive to bridge the gaps that divide, weaving threads of understanding that transcend cultural boundaries.


This composition serves as a reminder that the citizens of Eleusis are not defined solely by their negative or positive sentiments towards immigration. Instead, they represent a community undergoing a transformative journey. It calls upon the depths of their emotions, urging them to rise above their fears and uncertainties, to embrace the beauty that lies in understanding and acceptance.


In the end, Eleusis' citizens have the power to shape the narrative, to compose a melody that celebrates the shared experiences of all who call this city home. As the symphony of Eleusis plays on, may the chords of compassion, solidarity, and empathy reverberate, creating a harmonious future where the citizens and immigrants coexist in unity. We incorporated the data by using the provided midi notes to create a modular synthesizer rack and various effect units.