Professor Alessandro Carrera – a 360° thinker – talks at UCLA

Feb 16, 2017 874

BY: Valerio Viale

Professor Alessandro Carrera, a native of Lodi (Lombardy, Italy), has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined careers. His early attempts at songwriting have run in parallel to his awarded writing efforts in prose and poetry. Philosophy has always reigned supreme, with German thought holding a special place in his heart.  

Thirty years of academic teaching in North America have given him an extraordinary freedom to combine his Italian and German musical and philosophical background with North American influences. It follows that listening to him is a very special treat. If you hurry, maybe you can still catch Professor Carrera, who is giving, on February 9th at the UCLA Department of Italian, a double lecture about Nihilism’s impact on the contemporary idea of Europe and about various expressions of Italian folk music.

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