SAY NO!

International Song of the Deserter

for choirs, groups and individuals all around the world

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more info in different languages see above.
The text of the new song was written by Elvis Peeters and the music composed by Dick van der Harst. All contributions will be collected by Jan Vromman , video artist, who will process the material in a performance and in an installation.
the young editor Jasper Flikschuh from Les Mecs will put all contributions together on the final 'Wall of the Deserter'

download the scores of 'Say No!' by Dick van der Harst
download the text of 'Say No!' by Elvis Peeters

director and video Jan Vromman | text Elvis Peeters and others | music  Dick Van der Harst | Wim Koninck | Wim Segers Lieselot | De Wilde and many others | montage  Jasper Flikschuh | conducter  Lieve Franssen | Peter Spaepen | Dominique Maes | choirs Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor| Stemmer | Novecanto and many other | visuals  Les Mecs | live animation  Laura vandewynckel  testimonies Javier Garante | Piet Chielens | and many more

International participants

Country name town website
Africa Globe Aroma Brussel www.globearoma.be
Australië Climate march Sidney www.cafeofthegateofsalvation.com.au
België Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor Brussel www.bbek.vgc.be
Rue de la Victoire Brussel
Novecanto Gent www.novecanto.be
Canada Notre Dame des Bananes Edmonton www.notredamedesbananes.ca
Congo Kinch & Rafiki Congo-Brussel kinchandrafiki.com
Denemarken Oktoberkoret Kopenhagen www.oktoberkoret.dk
Germany Ernst-Busch-Chor Berlijn www.ernstbuschchorberlin.de
Buchtstrassen Chor Bremen www.buchtstrassenchor.de
Bundschuh Chor Oldenburg www.chor-bundschuh.de
Egypte ZigZig Caïro www.zigzig.info
France ZAD vengeurs Amiens labandearosa.over-blog.com/
La chorale modus vivendi Albi choralemodusvivendi
Greece t.b.c. Kreta - Brussel
Great-Britain Protest in Harmony Edingburgh www.protestinharmony.org.uk
Sea Green Singers Oxford seagreensingers.com
Cardiff Reds Choir Cardiff www.corcochion.org.uk
Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir Londen www.strawberrythieveschoir.org.uk
Red Notes Choir Bristol www.rednoteschoir.org.uk
Keshco London keshco.co.uk
India Sandip Banerjee Kolata www.sandipbanerjee.com
Israël Cultural Centre Jaffa Jaffa www.inspirationarts.org
Italy In coro Ingrato Milano www.coroingrato.it
Coro dei Malfattore Parma www.malfattori.org
Nederland Jan en Alleman Den Haag koorjanenalleman.nl
Tegen de Wind mee Breda www.tegendewindmee.nl
New-Zealand Peace action Wellington Wellington peaceactionwellington.wordpress.com
Austria Gegenstimmen Wenen www.gegenstimmen.org
Palestina Kamel Badarneh en Atta Nazareth- Brussel
Serbia Women in Black Belgrado zeneucrnom.org
Spain Solfonica Madrid solfonica.wordpress.com
Voces para lajusticia social Madrid vocesparalajusticiasocial.wordpress.com
USA Raging Grannies Washington
Seattle Labour Chorus Seattle corgobaith.wordpress.com
Zuid Afrika Zululand Gospel Choir t.b.c. facebook.com/zululandgospel
Russia found footage

in 2014 the Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor asked the American-Belgium composer Frederic Rzewski to write the 'Ode to the Deserter'. Under direction of Marijs Boulogne and Ruud Gielens it was performed in 2014 by 6 choirs and 10 artists.

One of the famous compositions of Frederic Rzewski for choirs is 'No More War. This round can be heard here sung by the Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor:

Stop the War from brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor on Vimeo.

The choir Gegenstimmen in Vienna used the song 'No more War' by Frederic Rzewski in a Flash mob
< Stop the War by Gegenstimmen