BEYONDMUSIC
Heather Ella Rose

ABOUT ME

I'm a musician/singer/composer and also an international museum installation artist working with both film and music and soundscapes.

http://www.outofthe.org

I've long worked as a session singer, taught voice and directed choirs, and have a profound interest in world music.

I have moved countries 19 times since childhood and am a natural global citizen with a huge love for the world, for music, and for the power of art to connect people.
  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Fairness
  • Friendships
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Inner harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Responsibility
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Teamwork
  • Trustworthiness
  • Activism
  • Bohemianism
  • Family life
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Nomadic
  • Spiritually-driven
  • The-road-less-traveled

Cultural background

  • France
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

PROJECT MUSIC

5:39
Seize The Day
‘Seize The Day’, written during lockdown by actor and musician Greg Wise, is sung by Heather Ella Rose in the UK, with backing vocals by Marshall Muze in Nigeria, Bass by Neipesmit in Argentina, piano by Juan Barallobres, with drums, guitar, theremin, backing vocals and all production by Lucas Avellina in Argentina. This lovely song is about the importance of appreciating and loving life, even when the day or the time you’re in is hard. It’s a folk type song that starts out small, in the circle of light that is two people, but widens out to take in the enormous change we are now facing - a whole new ordering of things - social injustice, the financial system, and the state of our planet. It is a hopeful song ultimately, as it acknowledges that the ‘world we wove together is unravelling now’, but says ‘take the broken lands, take the broken lives, and heal them now’.
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  • Instrumental
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • Bass
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Guitar
  • Drum set
  • Theremin
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
4:22
Rise Up
'Rise up' is about walking the line between hope and despair for our planet. It is a story-song written about a person who has everything, but who struggles to enjoy their happiness knowing how much suffering there is in the world. Ultimately the song represents the journey that anyone of conscience must make on a planet in turmoil, asking ‘how can I feel happy, when others are not free’. But the song still holds hope, as ‘love finds a way through the dark nights’, finally saying ‘you must be the change you seek, if you wish to feel peace, you must cease the war in you’. It is called ‘Rise up’ because the song holds a plea to ‘rise up’ to the challenges we all face as spiritual and moral beings in a world in crisis. As Sakhile sings in Swazi, ‘the world belongs to all of us equally'! The song was first written and sung by Heather Ella Rose, then produced by Sakhile Mavimbela who wrote and sang additional lyrics and melodies, with Juan Barallobres contributing piano to the piece.
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  • African
  • Dance / EDM
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Grand piano
  • Organ electric
  • Drum machine
  • Drum set
  • Argentina
  • Swaziland
  • United Kingdom
4:58
World Made of Sand
'World Made of Sand' is an unusual hybrid with Hulgo from Mongolia, Juan from Argentina, and Heather from Scotland, working on a latin song composed by Hulgo, then worked on by the others in the collaboration. It's an uplifting, upbeat song about what feels very much like transition times on our turbulent planet. As the lyrics say 'I see the dark clouds on the horizon, do you see them too, do you see the people running to the light, to the hope, the dreams'...It speaks of 'a world made of sand' and the rising and falling of empires but it is still a hopeful, joyful song, full of kind of giddy awareness of a crazy planet, where 'something funny is happening these days'..
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  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Latino
  • Minimal
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Argentina
  • Mongolia
  • United Kingdom
3:47
The Things That Matter
´The things that matter’ has at its heart the quote by Martin Luther King; ‘the world begins to end the day we are silent about the things that matter’ . As the song then goes on to say, ‘our hearts can only mend, the day that we speak up about the things that matter’. It is ‘a call to arms’ for social justice and transformation on our planet, and a sorrowful lament for all the victims of injustice. In another international creative collaboration, with musicians from three continents, the song track was first created by Heather, with the chorus in place, but space in the verses for Marshall to write powerful words and melodies, and Juan to arrange, play on, and produce the overall track
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  • Ambient
  • Electronic
  • Minimal
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Nigeria
  • United Kingdom
4:50
Forgive us
‘Planet forgive us’ is a song written asking forgiveness from the earth, for all the beauty and bounty that we’ve destroyed as humans. We can’t pretend we don’t know what we are doing to our world, and as the song says, ‘we’re Midas, choking everything we touch with fool’s gold’. So the song expresses the sorrow of understanding that the earth would be ‘Eden’ once more, without our actions. ‘Our dear small pale blue dot’ refers to what the astronauts described when they saw the earth from space. The song asks the question ‘will we learn to change, to grow, clean up the mess we’ve made, help the earth to grow’. The track was composed by Sasha Shlain, and the melody and words by Heather Ella Rose, in another unique Beyond Music collaboration introducing musicians from different countries and cultures to each other via the platform.
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  • Pop
  • R&B / Soul
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • Russian Federation
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
5:19
A Better World
'A Better World’ is written with hope and gratitude for the world we have, and also for the potential we have to make a better world. As the lyrics say; ‘Thank you for all that is good, for the hope, that we can build a better world’   The song also asks deep questions as our planet suffers from our actions, asking ‘is there another earth we can escape to?’ The poetic spoken-word part of the song refers to the ‘world between worlds’, where pain and suffering can be transmuted to love and transformation, through courage, gratitude and hope.    With a soundtrack created by Sasha Shlain, and words, melodies and vocals from Heather Ella Rose, as well as guitars by Jan Schroeder this music was a pleasure to create together. It is a true Beyond Music collaboration spanning several countries and encompassing different musical approaches.
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  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Pop
  • World
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Russian Federation
  • United Kingdom
5:04
NEW CREATION
A new creation’ is a song full of hope and love for the earth. It carries a profound faith in the possibility of transformation. Though the world is going through some tough times at the moment, we have a conviction that ‘out of the old comes the new’. Beyond our sorrow for the mess we’ve made of our beautiful planet, there is still time to transform to a new earth, ‘ a new creation’.
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  • Ambient
  • Fusion
  • Generative
  • Instrumental
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Overtone / Throat singing
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Treble
  • Piano
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Balafon
  • Bass drum
  • Argentina
  • Nigeria
  • United Kingdom
6:32
Treasures
Treasures *Close your eyes, can you feel the warmth under your feet? Can't you hear the heart of the earth beating into you? There's an energy that's surrounding you, you're a part of the Universe. And if you find the way to see trough the mystery of the Creation, the treasure must come to you. ==========>> Fermes les yeux, et ressens la chaleur sous tes pieds. Entends-tu le Coeur de la Terre battre dans le tien? Tu es une partie integrante de l'Univers. Et si tu va à la quête du mystère de la Creation, alors des trésors se révèleront à toi. *
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  • African
  • Jazz-Pop
  • R&B / Soul
  • Electric piano
  • Grand piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Drum set
  • Kalimba
  • Cameroon
  • Netherlands
  • United States of America
3:24
Rise And Fall
This song is about hope for earth, many things have happened and many are still going to happen but earth depends on our hope as humanity to thrive.
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  • Alternative
  • Classical
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Improvisational
  • Indie Pop
  • Lounge
  • Pop
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Harp guitar
  • Argentina
  • Swaziland
  • United Kingdom
3:08
Bumpy Ride
This song is a response to the feeling of turmoil and tumultuousness in the world, now more than ever. It is reflecting something so many people on earth are feeling right now; that we are on a rollercoaster of emotions, thoughts, and new and collapsing realities. It comes from the feeling that we must hold on tight and as the lyrics say; ‘Stand together so we don’t fall down’. It’s a bouncy song, like a wild ride, but it has a strong positive message of resilience and recovery. It’s an ode to survival, and to the human spirit of courage to overcome all things if we only work together.
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  • Funk
  • Indie Pop
  • Pop
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
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  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • United Kingdom
3:40
Beautiful Earth
This is a love song for life on earth, with a hugely positive message and a profound meaning at its’ heart. As the lyrics say; ‘We’re bound together like a thousand prayers’. This upbeat song reminds us that love is the one universal truth, and that though we can get lost, we will find ‘ways to survive, new ways to thrive’.    The song was written when thinking deeply about how we cannot change systems with the approaches that produced them, and about how this time we are in is particularly challenging. The song proposes that if we all collectively really feel our love for every element of life on earth, from the beauty of nature, to our own sorrows and joys, and for our extraordinary diversity of people and life, it will ‘tune us up’ to more holistic actions and connections.  We included a powerful sample from a bbc interview with John Lennon in 1980 Where he says “we know that the power is in the people, we just need to awaken this power” . His words are still so resonant, with all the global protests and demonstrations about everything from anti racism to environmentalism. These protests are a way that love for the earth and all it’s people can be expressed.
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  • African
  • Funk
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  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum set
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Benin
  • United Kingdom
4:01
Our world is blue
The song “Our world is blue” is a declaration of love to our blue planet. It describes the beauty of our world in wonderful colorful pictures and is nevertheless critical. This song should remind people of the unique but fragile beauty of our world and: The worlds impermanence. We´ll lose our blue planet, our only home, if we will not immediately begin to stop the environmental pollution and the climate change. The song was recorded with 15 musicians from all over the world. “Our world is blue, we never get another”
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  • Pop
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  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
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  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Pivana
  • Cameroon
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Zambia
4:14
Eternity
This song is about love and death, and hope and fear. It’s about that space in between this life and the next. It’s a deep journey of a song that represents the universal human experience of living with certain death, and uncertain life, but with love as the force that gives us all coherence. The meaning in the song is heightened even more at this time with the global lockdown happening, and it aims to be both a balm and a challenge to the spirit. As the lyrics say ‘Can you hear, can you feel, the coming of eternity, we must face it, face it, with love or fear’ .
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  • Fusion
  • Indie Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Charango
  • Kyl-Kobyz / Kobyz
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Duduk
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Kingdom
4:19
Hands to Heal
A few years ago, musician Juan Barallobres was visiting Isla Maciel, a very poor neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. As he walked around, he saw a group of women working. They were taking heavy sand from the river to clean and sell to local builders. Juan recorded the unique sounds they were making with their hands as they worked. This affected him greatly and gave him the inspiration for the song. HANDS TO HEAL talks about women’s work, their struggle, and their energy all around the world. It’s a song about the way women everywhere tirelessly work to transform the hard things in their lives, to make them better. It's about mothers, and sisters, and grandmothers, it's about artists, farmers, and industrial workers. The song is for all those who work humbly with their hands and hearts to make a better world. But above all, the song is about the hope that through their energy, through their hands, we can feel the possibility of a new humankind based on justice, love and nature.
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  • Ambient
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  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Kamãnche / Kamancheh
  • Qyl-Qobyz / Qobyz
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
3:20
Rise & Fall
This Record talks about sheds some light on a few reasons why the world is mostly under turmoil, it is mostly aspired by the way we behave, but hope is always at our finger tips since all we need to do is change for the better and every little thing is going to be alright.
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  • African
  • Ambient
  • Easy Listening
  • Fusion
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • New Age
  • Soundtrack
  • World
  • Chanting
  • Choir
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Tenor
  • Whistling / Humming
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • United Kingdom
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