In the midst of chaos,
how do you find peace?

En medio del caos,
¿cómo encuentras paz?

In mezzo al caos
tu come fai a trovare la pace?

混乱に陥った時、
どうやって平安を見つけますか?

Comment trouver la paix
au milieu du chaos?

فى وسط الصخب كيف تصل الى السلام.

Hoe vind je vrede temidden
van alle chaos?

Inmitten von Chaos,
wie finden Sie Frieden?

Kuinka löydät rauhan sekasorron keskellä?

当身在烦躁混乱之中,
你将如何寻找心中的平静?

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Jennifer Elizabeth

A wanderer that is not lost., United States

Someone wise once said when everything seems chaotic, go back to the work and it will all make sense. So I go back to the music, and it always makes sense. And the world seems calmer.

Captain Cloud

Watcher of Clouds, United States

"Information is
Not knowledge
Knowledge is
Not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is the best..."
Frank Zappa
Music brings me peace.

Music brings me peace
Captain Cloud

Mark Simmons

Just a person in a cage., United Kingdom

Born with cerebral palsy quadriplegia and instituted from society/home at 5 my world can be best described as like a panther trapped in a cage wanting to be free, yet my music sets me free in my mind of darkness, I cannot speak yet I can sing. I cannot stand yet I can dance, hearing a beat allows me to cry, fly, smile and laugh, for in this world I am free!

Olmo Blanco

Countertenor, Spainhttps://www.youtube.com/c/OlmoBlancoCountertenor

A través de los sentimientos que el arte puede aportar incluso cuando se ve todo negro, sin futuro y sin salida positiva. Solo el arte ha sido capaz de transmitirme sentimientos de positivismo y esperanza en mundo perdido lleno de odio y rencor.

Mariana Sousa

Emocional, passionate and colorful, Portugal

I find peace through music and nature <3

Nia Walker

A 25 year old girl who chooses to always see the good in humanity before the bad., United Kingdom

Music always makes me smile and helps me find a sense of calm...so I sing!! Not well, but I sing. When I'm singing I can be anyone or anywhere, even when I'm in a crowded office.

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IN WAR & PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Il Pomo d'Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, harpsichord & direction

In War &
Peace

Harmony
Through
Music

The pendulum of human history has continuously swung between despair and hope, horror and bliss, chaos and tranquility. We are a restless bunch, prone to desperation, isolation and violence in some moments, and yet, mercifully, to optimism and generosity in others.

As a citizen of the world in 2016, at times I am overwhelmed by the temptation to spiral down into the turmoil and pessimism that seemingly invades all corners of our lives, pulling me into the dispiriting din of upheaval which can devastate the spirit. And yet, I’m a belligerent, proud, willing optimist. I resist.

And so I ask myself: Is it possible to find a sincere and lasting peace within such deafening chaos? And if so, how can I access it? Is there an alternative to simply surrendering to the inevitable noise and our base fears, instead choosing serenity, audaciously silencing those fears?

For centuries, creators of great art have been depicting atrocity and pandemonium alongside tranquility and harmony for centuries, boldly showing us both our brutal nature and our elevated humanity. Art unifies, transcends borders, connects the disconnected, eliminates status, soothes turmoil, threatens power and the status-quo, and gloriously exalts the spirit. Art is a valiant path to peace.

With the help of Handel and Purcell, among other masters, I respectfully invite you look at the interwoven worlds of external conflict and serenity, internal war and peace, and to contemplate where you wish to reside within yourself.

As I have tried to convey in this selection of music, the power to bravely tip the scales towards peace lies firmly within every single one of us.

And so I ask you: In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?

#TalkPeace