Music is a universal language

Finally it’s the time to start the event we’ve planned for a long time; out gala dinner is ready, and on the table, finely decorated, there is a rich buffet. Salmon marinated in oranges and lemons, fried vegetables, and chocolate mousse with strawberries are a real delicacy for every palate.

The first guests come; they wear stunning dresses and nice perfumes. The dinner can start now, and we wish for the best!

We can breathe a sigh of relief: all the guests’ get close to the buffet, the atmosphere is cheerful and relaxing, but something is missing. What exactly?

The service is simply perfect, the waiters move fast, and hand champagne in crystal glasses to the guests. The flowers are beautiful and make a nice contrast with the whites of the table. There is just one thing that is not as it should be, and finally here is the answer!

Besides the discreet voice of the guests, there is just the sound of cutleries and glasses. Let’s change scenario and think about a melodious harp that can enhance the conversation, and gives positive energy after dinner. Let’s imagine the notes of Summertime or So What by Miles Davis. It is better, isn’t it?

Background music is a good ally for the success of the event, of course if the music is not too loud, and doesn’t require too much attention from the guest. Discreet background music allows entertaining even an important conversation, and the music can offer pleasant feelings to the people.

Science says that listening to music turn on a powerful neurotransmitter that boosts our aesthetic sense, and helps pulling out our creativity. This is a cause and effect relation that has ancient roots. Primitive men used to be surprised and afraid at the same time, probably, because music was a mysterious sound, caused by rivers flows or the echo of the mountains.

Everything that surrounds us is music: the kind sound of the rain, the harmony of the waves, and the voice of the wind… There is, though, another kind of music made by men. This music was at first produced by all the greatest artist of the world as Mozart, Beethoven, and Verdi. Nowadays we can rely on musicians as Giovanni Allevi or Ezio Bosso. Even children, when they are still in the mother’s womb, are very reactive to classical music as the Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven or the Nocturne of Chopin.

Thus, music is essential because with a good selection good results can be achieved. First, though, we should think of what we want to communicate to our guests: joy? Warmth?

Do we want to share the satisfaction of an achievement? During a wedding ceremony the music gives deep feelings and emotions, so the choice should be based on a crescendo: light melodies on the piano, and sensual sax for a happy hour and a lunch, but also dinner or buffet. Playing the violin to confer a bit of romance at the event, and, in conclusion, a mix of music and body emotions that become dance.

For a business event with the participation of internationals guests, it might be nice to play some music from their Country. Forbidden Colours by Ryūichi Sakamoto, for instance, or La vie en rose by Louis Armstrong, will be truly appreciated, because music is a universal language that speaks to the heart of every person in the world.

Music expresses what it can’t be put into words and can’t remain silent.  Victor Hugo


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