Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame
William Butler Yeats
Back in the nineties there was this popular song, a jazzy, groovy, hypnotic rap tune called Flip Fantasia. It was everywhere, so even a listener such as myself, who didn’t care much for popular music, was bound to bump into it eventually. And against the odds (and my musical snobbism, which managed to keep me away from MTV most of the time), I was hooked. Just as two hundred years ago young ladies were hooked on Beethoven, Schumann or Liszt
Please do not crucify me for comparing a humble rapper with music gods. They have much more in common as seems at first glance. They all offer their listeners the exact same thing: a key to Fantasia. A chance to escape reality.
By breaking the strict norms and forms of baroque and classical period, the romantic composers created a new musical world, a land of freedom
, with landscapes of unbridled emotions where imagination could roam free. Tempted? Join us on September 11th (Fantasy)
, unleash your inner romantic and enjoy a – let me use the rapper’s text here: “deep trip”.
Flip Fantasia? Flip reality!