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GENTLE INSPIRATION: THE MUSIC

The following videos are past projects born from the mind of Desmond.
Using music as a means of connecting to, and highlighting, worthy causes.

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PIANO TO ZANSKAR

An adventure born and made from the mind of Desmond Gentle, "Piano to Zanskar" is a feature length film that looks at social and environmental changes in a small village named "Lingshed" in the heart of the Himalayas. The themes pervading the film highlight are the inspiration behind the following journeys to Ladakh and this initial visit was the inspiration behing the continuing work in Ladakh.

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THE LAST PIANO IN CHERNOBYL

Having a passion for seeking out and shedding light on environmental injustices, in 2016 Desmond Gentle took a lone journey, where he tuned "The Last Piano in Chernobyl", to ensure people never forget the tragedy that occurred. The song accompanying the short video was written by Desmond many years prior to the visit.

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PIANO TO MOZAMBIQUE

"Piano to Mozambique" saw a piano taken to a school for street children (ESCAMF) in Maputo, Mozambique. 


Osvaldo Lourenço runs ESCAMF. Marion Lorenco has been concerned with the everyday needs of the children and the school as a whole, not only funding it, but also ensuring that it is run to the best of her ability.


Ann and Anthony Holme funded the entire journey through hosting concerts in their living room. They collected clothing from friends and family alike to make sure the children each had a small gift from England. It was not an easy job but through tireless efforts, they made it happen.

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THE DEEPEST CONCERT

"I was shocked to find myself go from a strong and independent individual to being someone who had to measure every footstep and fight for every lungful of air." Desmond Gentle 

In 2017, "The Lowest Concert" was performed by Alex Stobbs, a renowned composer who also suffers from cystic fibrosis, and Neil Latchman (see home page) in the Turda Salt Mines of Romania.


The piano was then taken to Bucharest for opening concert of the new centre of Hospices of Hope who care for children with Cystic Fibrosis.

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THE HIGHEST HARP CONCERT

Desmond Gentle and team planned and executed the "Highest Harp Concert" in the world at Singela Pass, Ladakh. 

Siobhan Brady performed at ....m altitude.