A STORY BEYOND MUSIC

FREE OF  CONVENTIONS YOU FIND THE SAME SKY 

And music is the language.
When the foundation launched the project, no limitations restricted the way you feel and express your music. The piece should simply be what a great song can be: »an axe for the frozen sea in us«, as Franz Kafka put it.

The wired world is not necessarily your wire to the world. Even if you are talented and persistent, a lot has to happen at the right moment to transform your passion into a wave that goes beyond you. That‘s BEYOND MUSIC. It started as virtual platform to connect musicians, composers and songwriters from all over the world, from different cultures and backgrounds. And it opened up a new way of communicating through music. Many inspiring musical voices joined and brought with them songs, thus the idea for this recording was born. With the help of legendary producer and Grammy award winner Larry Klein, ten songs were chosen for the first album. And here we are; twenty-three musicians from seventeen countries met at the STUDIOS LA FABRIQUE, one of the world leading studios in the South of  France. An extraordinary experience, not only for the invited artists, but also for the fantastic studio musicians and all the backstage people who brought their experience and expertise to celebrate the »same sky«. Immerse yourself  into music and beyond.

The journey has just started.

By getting out of the comfort zone unexpected and incredible things happened
ABDULLAH ALHUSSAINY
Danielle Eog Makedah Beyond MusicBeyond Music Project

MANU KATCHé ON BEYOND MUSIC

All of the sudden we got together and it’s pretty hip and pretty up too
MANU KATCHÉ
To me music is life
and music is love. … No, it’s not all fun. Because most of the time it’s a lot of work. And when it comes to work, it’s focus. And when it’s focus, it’s not fun
Danielle Eog Makedah
Here we find a strong foundation in this vast media age for different cultures to explore endless sonic possibilities
John LUmpkin II
Together nothing can stop us 
Even the oceans can’t separate us
Being together with so many musicians, hearing all the voices and noticing that we are all humans with different stories - it makes me feel very happy
ELLY KELLNER
What was magical?
To connect with people from totally different cultures and find common understanding through creation
SYSSI MANANGA
What stays with me is this union. The same passion which has united us, which has brought us here. It´s the music
INGRID WHITE

It´s about union, connection, creating movement and changing attitudes
MARIANA BARAJ

Raise your hands to the future
Raise your song like a prayer
Let it echo like thunder
It’s very welcoming and very allowing for collaborations to happen and to meet without pressure in an optimal environment. I like the vision that music brings people together and minimizes differences
MOR KARBASI

The Film Beyond The Music

Music has the power to communicate beyond language, between cultures, between religions and philosophies; even between different species. It has the power to inspire great achievements, to give one the will to go on in the face of great difficulty and sorrow, and to reawaken feelings of love, sadness, regret, longing, empathy, joy, and most importantly, compassion and empathy. It has the power to remind us that we are living human beings. BEYOND MUSIC

I‘ve been lost in silence
I‘ve been so afraid to get up and sing my part
I wanted to go places,
wanted to embrace
All the beauty in my heart
And what’s made this super special is that we formed these beautiful friendships that I think will last forever
HEATHER BOND

It’s a unique way to go
beyond my musical borders
MAX KELLER

Coming here has been an experience I’ll never forget. Not only because I’ve heard so many types of music, all fantastic and learnt a huge amount from different nations and cultures.  And kind of marking in, playing a different instrument. And also about kind of learning to work with people from different worlds, but also different times of life in their life. They are maybe younger or older than me. And I’ve been playing with incredibly experienced legendary musicians. And some other artists are in their 20s. I’m learning from everyone in many different ways. I’m happy to be in.
ED HARCOURT

IMPRESSIONS FROM THE WORK AT LA FABRIQUE

On a little blue ball
Under a Big Red Sun
We Are One



We are all dreamers underneath the same sky
Core Band: Adrian Utley, Dean Parks, Dan Lutz, Larry Klein, Manu Katché, Ed Harcourt, Clive Deamer
We have
come to a juncture
in our collective history where, more than ever before, it is essential that we transcend the points of division that have created chasms between many of the cultures and traditions that have evolved on this planet;
this oasis in space.
Larry Klein
It´s beyond.
The message is love
Come with us
REGULA CURTI - FOUNDER

ADRIAN UTLEY ON BEYOND MUSIC

BEYOND MUSIC VOLUME ONE Same Sky

Featured artists

Abdullah Alhussainy, Egypt

Beshar Al Azzawi, Iraq

Mariana Baraj, Argentina

Andreas Bernitt, Denmark 

Heather Bond, USA 

Moshe Elmakias, Israel

Danielle Eog Makedah, Cameroon

Brice Essomba, Cameroon

Sandro Friedrich, Switzerland

Sheryl Gambo, Congo

Jivan Gasparyan Jr., Armenia

Eduard Glumov, Kazakhstan

Mor Karbasi, Israel

Max Keller Music, Switzerland

Elly Kellner, Netherlands

John Lumpkin II, USA 

Syssi Mananga, Belgium/Congo

Kane Mathis, USA

Kate Northrop, USA/Switzerland

Bijayashree Samal, India

Sasha Shlain, Russia

Ingrid White, Cameroon

Msafiri Zawose, Tanzania

tracklist & credits