Joram Kroon initiated the music project The First Statement as a reaction to the Israel-Palestine conflict. For him, this conflict is a sign of everything that is 'clashing', thoughts, ideas, music, approaches to life. He set out to sample 'mindstates', thoughts and events. Prace spend two years researching, and composed The First Statement; he subsequently went to the studio with 15 musicians from different religious background to produce the ten pieces. Joram is graduating from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2010.
Joram Kroon and Sattar Al Saadi performed The First Statement during the Test_Lab: The Invisible City on July 8, 2010.