Typhoon Relief

Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) has devastated the central Philippines (see The New York Times video). Many of my relatives live in the Philippines. Thankfully, they are safe. Nonetheless, 800,000 people are now homeless because of the typhoon according to the UN (see CNN report).

Inspired by Seattle artist Diem Chau, I offer the chance to dedicate a song for folks who donate to the Red Cross Typhoon Appeal. This is the first time any of the 64 musical miniatures in Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas will be available for dedication.

Hear an audio sample performed by David Stutz (voice) & James Whetzel (water).

 > press play below and wait 15 seconds


If you win, Hello Helicopter - with relevant lyrics written by Aaron Jafferis - will be dedicated to anyone you choose. Additionally, you will receive a hard copy of the music printed with your dedication, as well as two Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas CDs.

Hello Helicopter dedication to be printed at arrow
To Enter
  1. Donate to the Red Cross Typhoon Appeal or another relief organization. 
  2. Forward your confirmation receipt to me.
  3. Email your entry by midnight on November 20, 2013. Random.org will be used to choose the winner. Winner will be announced on November 21, 2013.
Prize
  • a personal dedication underneath the title Hello Helicopter
  • a copy of the score
  • two compact discs

Thank you for contribution & good luck.

send support to the Philippines for Typhoon Relief via Red Cross

Entries
1. Lauren I (American Red Cross)
2. Denise U. (Doctors Without Borders)
3. Laura C. (various)
4. Ruby L. (International Rescue Committee)
5. Etsuko I. (American Red Cross)
6. Alan H. (American Red Cross)
7. Joyce B. (Singapore Red Cross)
8. Anne F. (American Red Cross)
9. Claudia B. (American Red Cross)

Update
Congratulations to Lauren Iida who won the drawing on November 21, 2013. At Lauren's request, the inscription for Hello Helicopter will be "in memory of William Bonica."
Dedicated to intercultural collaboration, Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation, music for a changing world. He teaches in Performing Arts & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.

Byron Au Yong & Christopher Yohmei Blasdel: BreathPlay
BreathPlay

Byron Au Yong: Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas
Kidnapping Water:
Bottled Operas
Byron Au Yong: Yiju
YIJU 移居