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Music Brings Us Together


Music Brings Us Together is a 384-page unique photo report of my journey into the world of festivals.



It tells the story of all that I have encountered from 2007 to 2016. It’s provides an insight into the festival world – both in front of the stage and behind the scene. This limited edition is a must-have for lovers of festivals and photography alike.


I’m Peter Koudstaal and I’m a photographer. In 2007 I had the chance to photograph the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. The sphere and the feeling of togetherness enchanted and entranced me, and I simply HAD to capture it for myself. Then I asked myself, is this same feeling [of freedom] experienced around the world as well? I’ve visited festivals in Europe, Russia, China, Africa, Japan, South Korea, the U.K. and Brazil and have found the answer to my question.


I’ve spoken not only with festival goers, but also with artists, writers, scientists, caterers, security guards, engineers, riggers, pop music educators…. You name it. All of them equally in pursuit of freedom, happiness and the music.


About the book: it weights 4 kg and is 295 mm x 395 mm sized.


I need your help to raise € 10.000,- so we can publish 150 books. Will you support me and bring us together?

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Your name will be listed with all the backers on the especially for this purpose designed ‘wall of names’ in the book plus you’ll receive a set of 7 printed postcards with design elements from the book on it.

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I will send you one of 100 unique t shirts of the Music Brings Us Together project (here shown by Dutch international model Mirjam de Boer) with a signed high quality printed picture from the book. Of course your name will be listed on the ‘wall of names’ in the book.

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Donate € 150,- or more and you will receive a signed personalized book + ltd print.

I will send you a signed and personalized copy of the book! Of course your name will be listed on the ‘wall of names’ in the book. The first hundred people will receive a numbered (1–100) and signed panorama picture A3-format with the cover of the book on it.

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Donate € 250,- or more and Share Music Brings Us Together with 2 signed books.

Wow! Thanks for bringing more people together! I will send you 2 signed copies of the book and will personalize one of them. Of course your name will be listed on the ‘wall of names’ in the book.

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Donate € 450,- or more and Share Music Brings Us Together with 2 books + print.

You definitely made my day! I’ll send you 2 copies of the book, both signed and one personalized plus 1 signed high quality b&w baryta print of one of my festival pictures of your choice! Of course your name will be listed on the ‘wall of names’ in the book.

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Donate € 700,- or more for a signed personalized book + 3 signed high quality b&w baryte prints of your choice of festival sites from around the world from the book! I’ll send you 1 copy of the book, signed and personalized. Of course your name will be listed on the ‘wall of names’ in the book.

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Donate € 750,- or more for a signed personalized book + 3 prints + a Skype call with me!

Donate € 750,- or more for a signed personalized book + 3 signed high quality b&w baryta prints of your choice of festival sites from around the world! I’ll send you a copy of the book, signed and personalized. Of course your name will be listed on the ‘wall of names’ in the book. Bonus: half an hour Skype call with me. You can ask me anything about photography in general or this project in particular.

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