Crisis Commissions: Communicate1 min read

When You Wish… by Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes is one of  the artists commissioned by Peshkar through our Crisis Commissions programme and he needs your help! 

‘I am asking people to send me long single notes, drones or recordings of found sounds that are long single or repetitive sounds. 

These sounds will be collected and arranged to re-create ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ from the soundtrack of the film, Pinocchio. I have slowed this piece down so that it lasts 57 minutes; this will allow me to organize these long notes. The piece will subsequently be sped back up to become a collection of many peoples’ contributions.

I would like these sounds to reflect your sense of belonging and community at this time. This might be reflected in how you play/sing the note or perhaps the source of any recorded found sound hold these connotations for you. I would like to present the work alongside a photograph of yourself with a short sentence saying how these sounds reflect your feelings.’

Richard is looking for young people, adults and families from a range of different communities to record these sounds and contribute to his final artwork. 

You can send your recordings by We Transfer to and e-mail me with your comments and photographs  

Responses will be posted at: and the final piece will be showcased on the Peshkar website when it is complete.