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Why I Love Music: Wirjo Hardjono

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A return to our occasional ‘Why I Love Music’ series – this time featuring thoughts from’s Wirjo Hardjono …

Sound made to make you ‘feel’? Just the idea of it sounds absurd to me. I don’t know why but I’ve always wondered why music makes you feel and never understood. Sure if it brings back memories, if used is specific contexts or when it’s used in other media. But even if your not paying any attention it sets a mood or better a tone.

Our brain just starts triggering neurons and creating hormones when the air moves our eardrums. Signals that make you aware of your surroundings, did we make sounds to warn the world of our existence? Or did we make sounds to drown out the paranoia of the things we didn’t see? Probably both, we probably still use music for those reasons today, as art form and for an escape.

We just got really good at it. We made sound a form of expression, I imagine that we developed instruments together with our voices. Interacting with your surroundings to create a sensation in others. Of course we do this all the time in many ways but somehow music has always been special to me.

Growing up seeing thousands of people gathering in stadiums to experience it together, yet it feels so personal. It’s a thing we share. Its how we explain to the world how we feel, it gives us identity, both through creating and listening to it. It also gives us the ability to change our state or at least influence how we feel.

We communicate feel best through music, in my experience anyways. I don’t express myself musically, but I like the consumption. I like being influenced by it, giving in to it. I’ll never understand how and I’ll never have to, it just is. It just takes you on a journey.


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Friday means only one thing at (well, actually, Friday means a lot of things, but for the purposes of this blog entry, let’s all just play along) – time to unveil another one of our Team Playlists, in which one of our esteemed BAMMers shares their top five tunes of the moment.

This week: Wirjo Hardjono, Communications Administrator …

“Switch (The Science Project)” (Fahrenheit 1/15, Part 2: Revenge of the Nerds, 2006) – Lupe Fiasco

After making a great first impression on me with “Kick Push”, Lupe Fiasco now takes us on a tour through different rap styles and subjects, showing off his knowledge and the depth of rap.

“Made You Die – Trayvon Martin Tribute” (n/a, 2012) – Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez, and mikeflo

Politics of rap: after the death of Trayvon Martin, Dead Prez, Mikeflo and Yasiin Bey pick up the microphone to let the world hear where they are coming from, representing the thoughts and feelings of many living that life. Perhaps the most ‘real’ and most important use of the art form?

“Hands On The Wheel” (Feat. A$AP Rocky) (Habits & Contradictions, 2012) – ScHoolboy Q

The smooth sound and smooth flow of A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q. Part of the new hip hop generation taking it back to the streets. Honest, personal hip-hop with a dark atmosphere.

“Big Spender (Feat. A$AP Rocky)” (n/a, 2012) – Theophilus London

A$AP Rocky returns in Big Spender rapping over one of the best hip hop beats I’ve heard in some time. Big, powerful, pure perfection.

“Hot Cheetos & Takis” (n/a, 2012) – Y.N.RichKids

Pure fun, go big or go home. It’s all about the hot Cheetos and Takis.

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