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International Call for Media to Protest WarMore than 70 worldwide artists have contributed to the international call (September 20, 2004)
The International Call launched on July 30, 2004 by Colombian pianist and mathematician Jorge Hernan Pelaez, from his web page www.musicagainstwar.com, has received positive response in its first 45 days, with artistic expressions and peace propositions from countries such as Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Spain, Sweden and USA.
Up to September 15, North-American musician Michael Knight with his song “White Dove” rock group BAR from Cartagena, Colombia with their video in tribute to Jaime Garzon; North-American singer Marita Brake with her poem “Moneychangers”; Cuban songwriter Oscar Huerta with his song “El Valle de Cimitarra”; Colombian painter Margarita Ariza with her drawing “Soldier” and former military Hector Jaime Corredor with his poems, have proposed their art, among others. A total of 72 jobs have been received and are available on both web pages www.musicagainstwar.com and www.musicacontralaguerra.com (most of them come from students and independent artists).
The International Call remains open to worldwide activists, students, writers, scientists, artists, actors, musicians, filmmakers and celebrities to create an international movement of explicit and authentic expressions against any form of war.
Ideas, songs, photos, videos, letters, poems and any other proposals can be mailed to: [email protected] and during the rest of 2004, the artist will gather the best material and summarize it in a multimedia document that will be sent to United Nations, in an attempt to show the world an artistic and peaceful channel of protest against war. All artistic expressions received in a digital format will be uploaded on the website on a recurring basis.
His personal peace proposition began one year ago with the composition and production of his first piano album “Music Against War”, written as a tribute to war victims. Specifically, the artist is donating 50% of the sales of his album to a non-profit organization, which will manage and control the funds, with the final objective of investing them in musical education for war victims.
As of today, with his Spanish version of the website www.musicacontralaguerra.com, and live concerts performed during 2003, Jorge Hernan has achieved enough sales to guarantee that Omar Diaz, an injured soldier of military forces, could begin musical studies at University Los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia on August 2003. Donations were made to the non-profit organization Querido Soldado (Dear Soldier), which was created as a free webbased channel so civil society could write encouraging and supportive e-mails to Colombian soldiers www.queridosoldado.org
Jorge Hernan Pelaez is a 32 year old mathematician and independent musician from Bogotá, Colombia, who writes his music through a Stochastic Musical Composition method, technique that combines mathematical formulas such as probabilistic and random series, with the art of creating music. For mathematicians, scientists and engineers, see Jorge Hernan´s technical explanation in his paper at www.musicagainstwar.com/english/paper.htm.
For more information visit www.musicagainstwar.com.
Deadline for Reception of proposals: DECEMBER 31, 2004
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