There  is  no  real  list  of  weeds  as  the  definition  of  weed  is  purely  subjective: some useful plants can become weeds when they cease their useful  function for humans.

The harm is in the eye of the beholder, of the one who judjes.

In this work plants become the emblem of the condition of the outcasts: plants are silent, they have no say in the matter to express themselves or rebel against an indifferent society and can not choose their state of life: a discriminated person is in the same situation.
I wanted to create a sort of musical herbarium, inspired by the medieval  Horti Sicci, ancient books in which herbs, flowers and leaves were collected, pressed
between  the  pages  and  whose  paper  is  corrugated  by  the  moisture  of  those plants.  I  studied  the  biology  and  morphology  of  a  group  of  herbs  which  are
considered  harmful  (you  can  find  the  name  of  those  plants  at  the  bottom  of
each page of the score) and tried to build a “madrigalism” for each of their main properties. The main purpose of this work is to show how beautiful and eager
for life are those plants. Each page of the score is different from the others, a collage unified by a collective musical material.

Sinfonia delle gramigne - for orchestra

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