WONDER (LAW OF ECOCIDE), 4:07
This song has first been born long time ago, and it has been shapeshifting – to finalize itself into this current form of supporting the Ecocide law internationally. Gilbert Kuppusami from Mauritius/Finland and his band have made the arrangements for this version of it, and Teemu Takatalo from Mutual Sound Studios has mixed and mastered the final version. We all fully support the internaional criminal law amendment with and through our art, since we can see and feel the ecocide happening in different parts of the world. It is the next generations and our children who will benefit the most when things are turned and transformed effectively now to protect the ecosystems and climate.
Raila Mar, songwriter, vocals, recording, video & editing
Gilbert K Kuppusami, arrangement, drums
Tuukka Ojala, keyboard
Tommi Laine, guitar
Pasi Riikonen, bass, recording engineering
Tuija Kuoppamäki, back vocals
Teemu Takatalo, mixing, mastering
TURTLE SONG, 6:03
This song was originally made in Copenhagen, Denmark with inspiration of an Danish artist Hans Scherfig’s gravestone, which he designed to be like a turtle and where children can play nowadays. Later on, the song got more verses after I had traveled in Peru, where the indigenous peoples’ elders facilitate and teach reconnecting deeply to our souls and to the natural world around. These both angles have led me to see how to embrace the cycles and how to act from the heart, respecting the healthy boundaries, which Law of Ecocide also is offering in the highest level for protecting the living earth. The instrumental sections are composed and finalized by Teemu Takatalo and the cello solo by Ulla Lampela. The painting “Transformations” is an artwork developed over a period of long time and now completed to support this collective movement of Stop Ecocide International.
Raila Mar, vocals, lyrics, composing, recording, cover art
Teemu Takatalo, instruments, arrangement, recording, mixing
Ulla Lampela, cello Recorded at Mutual Sound Studio
Risto Ylihärsilä, mastering
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ARTISTS FOR ECOCIDE LAW
Your work is medicine for the world in these times and can mediate people to see and understand more than intellectual level of the current issues only.
Based on this, I would like to ask if you would consider participating with your artwork (use hashtag #artistsforecocidelaw in your social media channel) or send to us a photo and a short text to endorse our work. Stop Ecocide International is a campaign to change the international criminal law, to make it protect the ecosystems and environments for the generations to come, both human and non-human. We are launching the artists’ contributions to the international campaign (stopecocide.earth) in Autumn 2021. If you would like to consider this and need more information, please be in touch. I am conducting a doctoral study for it in coming years too, in Lapland University (departments of Art and Law).
Sincere and best wishes on behalf of Artists for Ecocide Law,