Jonathan Pieslak


Academic Researcher and Composer

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Scroll down to the last video listed, “Al-Moayed Bohokmillah Al-Agha.”

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Scroll down to the third video, “Hezbollah video directing children through a cartoon clip to Shahada.”


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Scroll down to the eighth video, “Song and Dance to Violence.”

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Scroll down to #1424, “Merchants of the Myth.”

The link to the video may not be functional, here is the article from MEMRI.

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My work on music and the Iraq War has been the subject of profiles in The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town," BBC Radio 4 "Today Programme," Los Angeles Times, Il Manifesto (Italy), Austrian Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WNYC, Semana (Columbia) The Guardian (UK), Fox News Channel (The Mike Huckabee Show), New York Post, Sirius/XM Radio, Sun Media (Canada), Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, London Review of Books, The Chronicle of Higher Education, among many others.







In 2009, I published the book, Sound Targets: American Soldiers and Music in the Iraq War (Indiana University Press). Featuring interviews with Iraq War veterans, this study investigates the role of music in the lives of soldiers and Marines deployed in the Iraq War.








                Soundtargets.com                                                                               Listen to Interviews with Veterans


Sound Targets: American Soldiers and Music in the Iraq war