To celebrate 75 years of the UNITED NATIONS and its International Court of Justice we invite you to join the United Music 75 challenge.
Create your personal interpretation of the Hymne des Nations* and be part of the longest and most diverse musical chain ever made. Let’s give PEACE through JUSTICE a rhythm that resonates all around the world, connecting nations, cultures and YOU!
We want as many musicians, representing as many nations as possible to participate in this challenge, and hope this will lead to a musical chain of submissions representing all nations by April 2021.
By October 24th 2020 we‘d love to have 75 musical variations to surprise the UN on its 75th birthday. April 2021, when the International Court of Justice will turn 75, the musical chain will be shared in the Peace Palace.
* The hymn was written for the inauguration of the Peace Palace in 1913 by Jewish-Dutch composer Charles Grelinger. However, the original piece was never performed, nor did he live to hear it! So now, with your contributions, it will finally echo in the halls it was composed for.
The original piece was adapted for carillon by carillonneur Heleen van der Weel and sent to all corners of the world by the carillon foundation The Hague, so that all carillonneurs would play it as part of the ‘War Memorial and Peace Carillons’.
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