New Antiwar Website *FOR DISTRIBUTION on July 30, 2004*

Released by:Jorge Hernan Pelaez


Colombian mathematician and pianist Jorge Hernan Pelaez, launches on Friday 30 of July, his new antiwar website, calling for worldwide activists, students, writers, scientists, artists, actors, musicians, filmmakers and celebrities to create an international movement of explicit and authentic expressions against any form of war.

Ideas, songs, photos, videos, letters, poems and any other proposals can be mailed to: and during the rest of 2004, the artist will gather the best material and summarize it in a multimedia document that will be sent to United Nations, in an attempt to show the world an artistic and peaceful channel of protest against war. All artistic expressions received in a digital format will be uploaded on the website on a weekly recurring basis.

His personal peace proposition began one year ago with the composition and production of his first piano album “Music Against War”, written as a tribute to war victims. Specifically, the artist is donating 50% of the sales of his album to a non-profit organization, which will manage and control the funds, with the final objective of investing them in musical education for war victims.

Thanks to the integrated web process with third party processors Kagi and Cafepress, the album can be ordered on Audio-CD or downloaded directly from the website on MP3 format. For a listening preview, 20-second clips of the 12 songs are available online. “Music Against War” is an instrumental piece full of sound effects and acoustic piano performances with controversial titles such as Suicide Stereo, Rock Wanted?, Kinder Bomb and Soundtrack for War.

As of today, with his Spanish version of the website, and live concerts performed during 2003, Jorge Hernan has achieved enough sales to guarantee that Omar Diaz, an injured soldier of military forces, could begin musical studies at University Los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia on August 2003. Donations were made to the non-profit organization Querido Soldado (Dear Soldier), which was created as a free web-based channel so civil society could write encouraging and supportive e-mails to Colombian soldiers

Jorge Hernan Pelaez is a 32 year old mathematician and independent musician from Bogotá, Colombia, who writes his music through a Stochastic Musical Composition method, technique that combines mathematical formulas such as probabilistic and random series, with the art of creating music. For mathematicians, scientists and engineers, see Jorge Hernan´s technical explanation in his paper at

For media contacts, photos, kits or further details, write to , for concerts, on-demand compositions and special presentations write to and for special interviews directly to the artist: or in his mobile (573) - 315 – 3699100.


For more details:

Contact Name: Jorge Hernan Pelaez General Manager Music Against War Location: Bogotá, Colombia (South America) Phone number: 573-315-3699100 Email address: Website address:

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