Music in Nature Project is creating music, poetry and paintings in nature
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Music in Nature is a project started by Rommel Ribeiro and Fernando Moreno, two Canadian musicians of Brazilian origin who have over 10 years of partnership composing songs and producing music together. During this time, we have created dozens of songs and our music is featured in 3 of Rommel Ribeiro's albums (Egologico, Nada Direito, and Caminho de Vento). Last year (2018) we have started a project where we experiment a mix of poetry, popular music, and classical music searching for an innovative approach. Our intention is to come up with a method to broaden aesthetic possibilities based on scientific studies that analyse the positive impact on humans of being immersed in natural intact environments and on the theory and practice of Syntropy (from the researcher Ernst Götsch).
In view of over 1000 researches, gathered by the institution Université dans la Nature (founded by the writer and researcher Hubert Mansion), it is known that the immersion in natural intact environments have considerable beneficial effects on human beings. According to the studies, “contact with nature reduces mortality, increases the immune system, the memory, restores attention, repairs cognitive fatigue and stress, promotes productivity and creativity. A population that is in closer contact with nature is healthier both physically and mentally” (unature.org/qui-sommes-nous).
Simultaneously, Syntropy, as understood by Ernst Götsch, is a concept born from models of agroforestry. It has been used with a huge success to convert large areas of degraded land into fields that intertwine crops and forest and which are ecologically sustainable and very productive. In syntropic agroforestry systems, natural species are preserved or recovered, vigorous agriculture is achieved and the soil is kept fertile. (Access further information on Syntropy at: lifeinSyntropy.org/en/about).
Some of the main directives of syntropic agroforestry systems are that: all species are equipped to perform their tasks driven by inner pleasure; that relations between species are based on love and cooperation; that to be accepted in any system we should act in a beneficial way to all its participants; also that we should act in a way that we would be glad to see others acting (Kant’s categorical imperative); and that, basically, following natural patterns is a formula of success.
With that in mind, we want to investigate how to apply these amazing and successful concepts first in music creation and, in a further reflection, in arts in general. That is the quest of our project. In our own experience of collaboration we have always searched for exciting, pleasurable music and for a method of creation that fully respects and promotes values like nature preservation, friendship and generosity. These go hand in hand with the idea of Syntropy. However, we feel we could amplify this altruistic movement and touch a larger number of artists and public.
In sum, through collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, art therapists and researchers, we will consolidate an innovative way of creating and producing art based in scientific findings and the principles of the far-reaching theory of Syntropy.
Music in Nature is a project started by Rommel Ribeiro and Fernando Moreno, two Canadian musicians of Brazilian origin who have over 10 years of partnership composing songs and producing music together. During this time, we have created dozens of songs and our music is featured in 3 of Rommel Ribeiro's albums (Egologico, Nada Direito, and Caminho de Vento). Last year (2018) we have started a project where we experiment a mix of poetry, popular music, and classical music searching for an innovative approach. Our intention is to come up with a method to broaden aesthetic possibilities based on scientific studies that analyse the positive impact on humans of being immersed in natural intact environments and on the theory and practice of Syntropy (from the researcher Ernst Götsch).
In view of over 1000 researches, gathered by the institution Université dans la Nature (founded by the writer and researcher Hubert Mansion), it is known that the immersion in natural intact environments have considerable beneficial effects on human beings. According to the studies, “contact with nature reduces mortality, increases the immune system, the memory, restores attention, repairs cognitive fatigue and stress, promotes productivity and creativity. A population that is in closer contact with nature is healthier both physically and mentally” (unature.org/qui-sommes-nous).
Simultaneously, Syntropy, as understood by Ernst Götsch, is a concept born from models of agroforestry. It has been used with a huge success to convert large areas of degraded land into fields that intertwine crops and forest and which are ecologically sustainable and very productive. In syntropic agroforestry systems, natural species are preserved or recovered, vigorous agriculture is achieved and the soil is kept fertile. (Access further information on Syntropy at: lifeinSyntropy.org/en/about).
Some of the main directives of syntropic agroforestry systems are that: all species are equipped to perform their tasks driven by inner pleasure; that relations between species are based on love and cooperation; that to be accepted in any system we should act in a beneficial way to all its participants; also that we should act in a way that we would be glad to see others acting (Kant’s categorical imperative); and that, basically, following natural patterns is a formula of success.
With that in mind, we want to investigate how to apply these amazing and successful concepts first in music creation and, in a further reflection, in arts in general. That is the quest of our project. In our own experience of collaboration we have always searched for exciting, pleasurable music and for a method of creation that fully respects and promotes values like nature preservation, friendship and generosity. These go hand in hand with the idea of Syntropy. However, we feel we could amplify this altruistic movement and touch a larger number of artists and public.
In sum, through collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, art therapists and researchers, we will consolidate an innovative way of creating and producing art based in scientific findings and the principles of the far-reaching theory of Syntropy.

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