In April 2015 there was a terrible boat disaster in the Mediterranean Sea: more than 800 people lost their lives while running away from wars and extreme poverty. And it was just one of the many similar tragedies of the year. I felt I had to do something and, since I am a musician, I decided to write a composition focused on the migration issue. A few weeks later I learnt about the international composing competition “Concorso 2 Agosto” and thought it was a very good opportunity to make my idea come true. I immediately got down to work, finished my piece in a couple of weeks and sent it over anonymously to the board of judges. Ten days later I was awarded with the second prize: it was a great joy to know that my little contribution to this important cause received such an honor.