17 Year old Iyad Alhasan made a rap in his new home town Västerås in Sweden. He traveled all the way from Damascus to live a peaceful life in the hope to return one day to his homeland Palestine. Young Dutch composer Pelle van Es received his Musical Postcard and made in record time a musical response that is called 'Hope'. He used Iyad's last sentence of his rap in his composition because this embodied the core of his poetic rage...."There is but one word and that is 'Hope'". The chamber Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague performed his piece on December 17 in The Hague.
Watch and listen to their Musical Postcard exchange.
PELLE VAN ES
“I really liked hearing this Musical Postcard and I admire that people create music even in difficult situations.”
Pelle van Es
chamber orchestra of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague
Ana Da Silva Costa
Jose Sainz Calonge, Arno Rockler, Vincent Martig
Oscar Moreno Just
Isa Goldschmeding, Tim Brackman
Royal Conservatory The Hague