Lithium hearts: the artist-public connection through banality


Music has always adapted to the demands of society. While in the Renaissance motets and polyphonic chants with religious texts were composed for the church, in the Baroque period concerti grossi were composed for the wealthier classes, and in Classicism symphonies were composed for patrons of the arts. With the arrival of romanticism, symphonic poems and piano nocturnes began to be composed to entertain bourgeois audiences in theatres and salons, and in the 20th century the commercial model took a turn and protest and countercultural music began to be created by the lower classes criticising the system (a simplistic, arbitrary, Eurocentric, elitist and exclusive approach, just to understand each other ;P).