The rosetta stone was for science a breakthrough in deciphering old Egyptian texts. The CD of ROSETTA includes languages of mankind and was included in the Rosetta-Mission in space. Did those aspects influence you while composing Rosetta?
Among other things, yes. But for me the most important think is the awareness about issues they become more important for everyday life. Although technology and science started flourishing quite late due the long lasting dark ages, it is extremely important that every day we are enrich our knowledge, which is a safety valve for our future.
The Rosetta history, from the Rosetta stone to the ROSETTA disc, in some aspects is about preserving something for future generations. How do you feel about the state of our world and the times that we are living in? What are your reflections on mankind, our planet and our legacy?
When I’m thinking to the mankind, there are times that I feel deeply ashamed and appalled for our actions and other times, I feel proud for some exceptional achievements. If at the future, we calm down and avoid the dogmatic unnecessary issues, the monopoly of money making, the greed and the wrong uses of science and technology, then we might stop going against each other, and then we will survive
Mr. Vangelis, thank you very much for this interview.