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Call for collaborations: "Listen and Repeat"

A call to people from all over the world to contribute with an online audio project.
The contribution is extremely simple and takes less than five minutes.

Details and web-based recorder can be found at:

(Please feel free to forward this invitation.)


Mel Alexenberg June 29 2009 11:21Reply

Why is Israel not included in your list of countries?
Also there is no country called Palestine and there never has been. There is a Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria and Hamas terrorist control of the Gaza Strip whose charter demands the destruction of Israel.
“Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims…. The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him…. I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill.” (Hamas Charter 1988)
Please correct your error. Thank you.
Mel Alexenberg, Israeli artist

rhwinter June 30 2009 01:54Reply

> Why is Israel not included in your list of countries?
From the website: "If you don't find your country on the list below it does not mean that you can't contribute, quite the contrary, we accept contributions from everywhere. We just did not have time to add all of the countries in the world (yet)."
Which means: you can suggest as many Israeli artists as you like, and no, there is no political statement in not including this or that particular country.

>Also there is no country called X…
Strictly speaking: no country 'exists' or is sufficient to properly label an artist's origin; as much as other labels such as 'painter', 'sculptor', 'multimedia', etc. are insufficient to label an artist's practice. We've just put the artists' names there organized by country to suggest more clearly to people which artists we would like them to speak about (so we might as well have organized them by 'language', but we felt it would be more confusing). Which means: a country is not sufficient to properly label an artist's origin, but it is a simplification that is useful in certain contexts (while, to our misfortune, without ever not being contradictory).