Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
I was there this afternoon. What I saw was very interesting. I could see and feel that something important was happening. I was very happy to see and hear that music is an important element and force in this freedom movement.
Honestly the music I listened to wasn’t that great and expressive, but better to have music than none. I missed my own horn. Maybe next time when I go there I might play. Hope that some of the good NY musicians will come out and perform, and let people know that music could be a very strong energy to support the protesters in their fight and motivate non protesters to join this movement which still doesn’t have a name, not an elaborated goal and doesn’t have a leader representing this movement physically and intellectually.
Personally I don’t care about the no leadership. In fact, like in music, I am interested to watch how people at Liberty Plaza communicate with each other in the moment…like musicians they are improvising: composing in the moment and process. Listening to each others complaints and concerns. Trying to find the right language to speak to each other and find out the right way to resolve.