Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Powerful Noise

There's something about the name of this movie, A Powerful Noise, that reminds me of what Song of Peace was trying to do last year.  I haven't seen the movie - just the ads and the trailers - but I suspect that the message of the film is one that any Song of Peace participant or organizer can relate to.  The movie is apparently being screened on one night only - March 5, 2009.  Is it just a coincidence that it's happening in March, the same month as the Song of Peace events?  Well, of course.  But it's nice to notice the coincidence and hope that encourages people to think more about the film, the project - and what it means to use one's voice in this world.

Here are links to the movie's homepage and the movie's trailer.  Don't be misled by the trailer link on the main page - it takes an extra click or two to get to the real trailer.  This page has links to what else is being said about the film in the media.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Why Art Is Important

I know it's been ages since I've written on this blog, and there are many things that deserve to be added.  But for now, I simply want to post an article that I read this morning.  It was sent to me by an excellent musician who lives in California, saying it was well worth the time to read.  I offer it here with the same idea.  Since I'm not sure I can legally "reprint" the full article, I urge you to click this link and read the piece.