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Message and Values

A charitable project

The Symphony of Deep Layers is a charitable project. Funds will be raised by the AI Transparency Institute, the project’s sponsor, and donated to programs for peace and sustainable development. A specific partnership is planned with the international project “May Peace Prevail on Earth”, founded by the Japanese Goi Sensei. Trees will also be planted in cities bearing a message of peace. This initiative will also enable the project to offset its carbon footprint.

Project mascot | The Japanese Crane – A symbol of peace

The Japanese crane is a very strong symbol in Japan, referring to Sadako Sasaki. The story tells of a little girl who suffered from leukemia following the atomic bomb explosion, when she was just 2 years old. According to Japanese tradition, if a person can fold 1,000 origami cranes, their wish will be granted. In the hope of being cured, Sadako set about folding these cranes at the age of 12. She succeeded in her task, but her wish did not come true and she died on October 25, 1955. The Children’s Peace Monument, a statue with a crane, symbolizing hope and peace, pays tribute to her in Hiroshima’s Peace Park.

Concert narration

This crane took off on a long journey around the globe. It discovered a variety of landscapes: trees, rivers, valleys, mountains… it has also experienced intense events, both joyful and painful.  It heard the heartbeat of its inhabitants, felt their suffering and their joy, beyond cultural differences. It returned home with the wish that peace would reign on Earth and in people’s hearts.

A Swiss-Japanese project

Switzerland will be represented musically by the Chœur de la Cité de Lausanne, its conductor Renaud Bouvier and soloist Béa Droz. An orchestra led by Maestro Okumura Nobuki will join the project as a representative of Japan. What could be better than music as a language of universal peace, and as a witness to the unique ties between these two countries?

A partnership with the Swiss pavilion at the Osaka World Expo 2025 is currently under discussion, with the aim of bringing in additional representation. This will be another opportunity to represent Switzerland on Japanese soil.