Barcelona, Spain (July 29, 2004)–In an atmosphere charged with spiritual symbolism, Adamson loudspeakers provided sound reinforcement for ‘Peace Music,’ a concert organized and presented by the Parliament of the World’s Religions on July 10th as part of Forum Barcelona 2004.
Sound company Croma 440 of Barcelona, Spain supplied the system, which included a dozen Adamson Y-Axis Y18s, 16 Y10s and eight Y10 Subs, as well as four SX18s and four MH121.5 loudspeakers.
The concert was staged in front of the Sagrada Familia Temple, designed by Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, with each of the event’s performers representing a different religious faith. Native American singer Joanne Shenandoah was the first of the evening’s musical artists; other performers included the Cor Gospel Barcelona, the Shumei Taiko Ensemble, Theravada Buddhist monks and pianist Carmen Miró. As a symbol of the possibility of closeness and understanding between religions, the group Sheva, comprised of Jews and Muslims of Israel, closed the concert by uniting the various performers for a musical finale.
Forum Barcelona 2004 is a 141-day Universal Forum of Cultures that combines music, theatrical and dance performances, social dialogues and special events to create an innovative platform from which to explore three core Forum themes: Cultural Diversity, Sustainable Development, and Conditions for Peace. The Forum has been hailed as the largest progressive event in history, and continues through September 26th.
Adamson Systems Engineering