VENUE: Echo Correspondence, 15:00-16:00
KEYNOTE BY: Pisitakun
Many protest movements in Thailand use music as their main tool for communication. Pisitakun is researching these sounds that differ in interesting ways from each other over the decades. The usage of music in political movements and protests in Thailand started on 14. October 1973. Soon music became very popular on protest sites, turning many protest songs to well-known tunes for a large number of people. Music has thenceforth become an important part in the later demonstrations.
Pisitakun is interested in the dynamics and importance of protest music in each era, from the 14. October 1973 uprising, the 6 October 1976 massacre, Black May 1992, Bloody May 2010, until the protests of the new generation in the present era during 2019-2023. These political protests are the starting point for an understanding of past demonstrations. Songs, lyrics, and melodies and interviews about the specific origins of music in each era form the base of his research.