SDG Band

“Music = communication.”

Music is not merely entertainment like a whole industry would like us to believe. Our brains themselves are musical, and music has been important to the evolution of mankind for 100.000s of years.

Music connects and music bonds, it is THE language of emotions.

Now, we have a song that gives a voice, a sound, to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Let music tell the message that needs to be heard so urgently. We need change!” – Erwin Steijlen

The Sustainable Development Goals aim to provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. From local to global, east to west, south to north. The Power of Music will contribute to this. Music puts all of us in motion, its rhythm and meaning is universally understood.

The Creativity World Forum addresses all 17 SDG’s and composer Erwin Steijlen translated 7 of these goals into music, into a song. Would you like to hear what the SDG’s of the United Nations sound like? Do you want to know how goals and words can be translated into music? Then come and listen to our SDG band of10 international top musicians, each with highly impressive track records.

The musicians, their instrument and a selection of artists they previously performed with:

Juan  van Emmerloot – drums – Gary Moore, Chris Rea, David Gilmour

Rogier van Wegberg – bass –  Anastacia, The Jacksons, Simple Minds

Chris Hordijk – vocals – runner up in The Vice of Holland

Erwin Steijlen – guitar – Cirque du Soleil, Pink!, Shakira, Fedde LeGrand

Koen Smits – trumpet – Mudita, The Hornaments, Dr. Brass

David Romanello – sax – Roel van Velzen, Percy Sledge, Xander de Buisonjé

Arno Schlijper – keys – Marco Borsato

Ed Burley – percussion

Boris Smith –  DJ – Tiësto, Lost Frequenties, Sam Feldt, Bob Sinclar

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The sound of the SDG's

The paradox of (un)limited inclusiveness
LocHal, Tilburg

Although a whole industry would like us to believe music is entertainment, our brain actually conceives music as communication. Music has been around for over 100,000 years and has been very important in our evolution. Music binds and connects us, not in the least with other people.

As science has proven, our brains are very musical: children under the age of three will sooner remember a song than spoken word. Moreover, our brain gives us dopamine, the “happiness hormone”, as a reward for listening to interesting chords. Therefore Erwin believes that music is the best tool for communication, since it has almost no boundaries and no ‘language problems’.

More details about this session
Tuesday 22 October
10:20-10:45
Location:
LocHal, Tilburg

SDG Band


SDG band

“Music = communication.

Music is not merely entertainment like a whole industry would like us to believe. Our brains themselves are musical, and music has been important to the evolution of mankind for 100.000s of years.

Music connects and music bonds, it is THE language of emotions.

Now, we have a song that gives a voice, a sound, to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Let music tell the message that needs to be heard so urgently. We need change!” – Erwin Steijlen

The Sustainable Development Goals aim to provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. From local to global, east to west, south to north. The Power of Music will contribute to this. Music puts all of us in motion, its rhythm and meaning is universally understood.

The Creativity World Forum addresses all 17 SDG’s and composer Erwin Steijlen translated 7 of these goals into music, into a song. Would you like to hear what the SDG’s of the United Nations sound like? Do you want to know how goals and words can be translated into music? Then come and listen to our SDG band of10 international top musicians, each with highly impressive track records.

 

More details about this session
Wednesday 23 october
09:00 - 09:20
Location:
Hertog Jan Plenary 900 Theatre
Speaker:
SDG Band

Plenary Closing Session with Chagall, Lucas de Man, Kees Dorst, Christian Bason & MINDF*CK

Wednesday 23 October

Join the CWF2019 Closing Session and be inspired by changemakers Lucas de Man, Kees Dorst and Christian Bason. They will connect the world, be the helicopter and challenge you to take a look at the world from your own perspective. Did we make a system change? Can we see the world as an ecology, a coherent whole? What will be the challenges of the future? 

Next to that, Chagall’s live performance will offer you an exclusive sneak preview of  the motion capture suit she is developing to control her electronic music and VR visuals in real-time using the movement of her body. And last but not least: Famous Dutch illusionist Victor Mids will close the Creativity World Forum 2019 by mindf***ing us all on Changing the Inevitable!

More details about this session
Wednesday 23 october
15:00 - 17:00
Location:
Hertog Jan Plenary 900 Theatre

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