International Bugles

International Bugles

PeaceBugle will be international, although it is likely that the first stage of the project (the audio-video installation) will have more UK and European content due to logistics and associated costs. As the project develops, filming will take place in other settings around the world that have been, or still are, affected by war and civil conflict. It will be possible to curate content, for instance, WW1 and WW2 places where artists, composers or poets were killed or injured, with emphasis placed on their work, to broaden the audio-visual content into arts and culture.

To begin the physical internationalisation of PeaceBugle, after the first bugle is made from the special metal, the process of having seven bugles made with cord and cases will start. (Each bugle and case costs about £1,000). These will be sent, along with the FirstPeace music, to a peace based organisation on each continent (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America) for them to play as part of their work. The objective is to eventually send PeaceBugle and the FirstPeace music to every country in the world where there is a peace organisation or peace activity and a musician to play FirstPeace.

We will ask for the playing to be recorded and posted on the PeaceBugle website or Vimeo and YouTube. Eventually there will be a global collection of Music For Peace that can be viewed on-line.

To start this part of the programme we will arrange that FirstPeace is played on all continents, Bugles could be played at 12noon local time, and the Playing For Peace will then follow the earth's rotation through one day. This event could also take place on the UN International Day of Peace. (World Peace Day) that happens on September 21st.

Other bugles could be made to give to peace organisations in the UK, for use as peaceful rallying calls where people come together to show their opposition to war and conflict and their support of peace. We hope to be able to gift bugles to cities such as the Prefectures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, New York, Dresden, Coventry, London and other places in the world that that have been affected by aerial or other types of bombing and where there is peace activity for which the PeaceBugle can be used.