How many private citizens do you know who commissioned
two full-length symphonies in an effort to change the world?
Well, now you know at least one and his name is Alex Ayzin. In 1986, following the Challenger and Chernobyl disasters, he set about creating, with Russian composer Emilian Sichkin, the Concerto for Astronauts and Winds of Freedom. First, 18-months after the January 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle explosion, came the amazingly moving tribute to those brave explorers of space and then, in 1991, with the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown disaster and a hot Cold War providing fresh motivation, the Winds of Freedom Symphony was released celebrating Man’s Timeless Quest for Peace & Freedom.
Working closely a composer producing two full-length symphonies, over a five-year period, was a mind-bending struggle that required the patience of a saint, the wisdom of a sage and the focus of a scholar. On May 11, 1991, the Winds of Freedom Symphony debuted live at Carnegie Hall in New York to rave reviews and standing ovations.
In 2016, Alex Ayzin expanded the symphony into the Winds of Freedom Multimedia Presentation, see video below, which combines stirring images and the moving classical score to create an inspirational experience that brings a powerful message of hope in a chaotic world in need of more peace and harmony among nations and people.
Only one person in the world had the vision, drive, guts and devotion to commission his own symphonies in the face of heartbreak and tragedy amid prayers for a better world. To fully comprehend the motivation of this unique man, it is necessary to read Alex Ayzin: 1 Man, 2 Symphonies & A Mission of Peace & Freedom.
Winds of Freedom Press Coverage:
During a recent trip to Rosarito Beach in Mexico Alex Ayzin, with Pete Allman as President Donald Trump, was interviewed by Franco Puccio on CNR TV Noticias promoting the Winds of Freedom Symphonic Multimedia Presentations, the drive for peace around the world and the WOF Foundation.
Winds of Freedom Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation dedicated to achieving world peace, including the presentation of a spectacular multi-media concert event celebrating man’s struggle for peace and freedom over the last hundred years, with riveting images of the human quest against oppression set against a backdrop of music from one of Russia’s finest composers, Emilian Sichkin.
The WOF program is a dazzling symphony of music set against breathtaking historical footage of the defining moments of our century, and words from world leaders and celebrities of our times, together in a magnificent multi-media presentation dedicated to peace among all nations and peoples. It is a synthesis of music, vision, performance and humanity celebrating the spirit of hope, courage and cultural harmony.
Alex Ayzin has brought together a combination of efforts from a diverse group of international talents to communicate the shared goals of peace and freedom. Emilian Sichkin’s brilliant eight-part symphony allows for numerous multi-media versions to be created depending on the news of the day.