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Announcement :: Human Rights
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration
06 Aug 2011
Swallowing the Sun - August 8, 2011

Location: Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer Street, Beacon Hill, Boston MA, 02108
"Swallowing the Sun" is a public sound piece for a large ensemble, utilizing 100+ musicians from the greater Boston community, with additional performance content by Joanne Rice and Matt Samolis, which will be performed on Monday evening (8 p.m.) August 8, 2011 at the Church of the Advent on Beacon Hill in Boston. This date falls between the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which happened on August 6 & 9, 1945 respectively.

The performance will commemorate the lives of those killed in the blasts {estimates range between 150,000- 250,000}.

Each musician will be instructed to play approximately 50-60 notes per minute for one hour. Each note is one life lost.

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SWALLOWING THE SUN
06 Aug 2011
Call for musicians and singers to perform August 8th 2011

All interested musicians and singers are invited to perform in Swallowing the Sun.
Any level musician is welcome. There will be no formal rehearsal, but a brief talk through will be held one half hour before the performance. Due to the nature of the space and the piece, only acoustic instruments can be used. If you would like to participate, please email Tom Plsek at tplsek (at) berklee.edu to let him know. Further instructions will be sent to those who reply. Feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone who you think might be interested in it.

Swallowing the Sun
A public performance and invitation
for audience & performers
to meditate
and remember
the colossal loss of life
resulting from the atomic bombings
of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945.

“Swallowing the Sun” is a sound piece for a large ensemble, utilizing 100+ musicians from the greater Boston community, conceived by Tom Plsek, with additional performance content by Joanne Rice and Matt Samolis. Monday, August 8, 2011, falls between the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which happened on August 6 & 9, 1945 respectively. The performance will commemorate the lives of those killed in the blasts {estimated between 150,000- 250,000}. Each musician will be instructed to play approximately 50-60 notes per minute for one hour.

Each note represents one life lost.

Monday August 8th at sunset (7:55pm SHARP!)

This event is free, but voluntary donations will be accepted for the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund/Boston.

Church of the Advent
30 Brimmer Street, Boston

Church of the Advent: http://theadventboston.org/geninfo/direct.htm

Artist Matt Samolis: http://mattsamolis.org/swallowing-the-sun/ and