“When I play music, even when I did not eat or drink, I will forget all of that. When I am in front of the instrument, everything else does not count anymore. Also money does not count. I can play for no money at all, it does not matter. The only thing that matters then is the pleasure of performing music. If I would not have my musical activity, I might have abandoned my struggle in life a long time ago. I love music so much. So when I play music, even if I am in trouble and have no money, I dash into it, take a dip and experience as an immersion into the music, feeling one with it.” Cl, 25-year old former member of a violent gang, Kinshasa, DR Congo
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The first international symposium of SIMM in October 2015 is not organised by Music Fund (www.musicfund.eu), but is presented as part of the 10th anniversary of this association, which is working with music schools and ensembles in conflict regions and poor countries. A preliminary website for SIMM has been parked here.