BEYONDMUSIC
Michael Anetsberger

ABOUT ME

From Munich, GER 2000: Started drumming First years: Cover/Original Bands (Rock, Pop, Funk, Metal) 2008: 2-Week-Course, Drummers Collective, NYC 2008-2012: Played in local music scene while earning Bachelor of Science Degree, Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Munich 2012-2014: Diploma, Drummers Collective, NYC 2012-Present: Professional musician (playing, recording, teaching) 2015-2017: Master’s Degree, California Institute of the Arts, LA Present: Professional Musician based in LA (playing, recording, teaching) My playing isn’t limited to certain styles, but spans a variety of genres, incl.: Funk, Jazz, Rock, Metal, Pop, R’n’B, Soul, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, other Caribbean and Latin styles. In playing and teaching, versatility and studying different styles is important. Masters I studied with: Peter Retzlaff, Marko Djordjevic, Ian Froman, Vince Cherico, Sean Conly, Joe La Barbera, Alphonso Johnson, Darek Oles, David Roitstein, and Larry Koonse.
  • Achievement
  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Boldness
  • Challenge
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Inner Harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful Work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Reliability
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Safety
  • Self-Respect
  • Spirituality
  • Stability
  • Teamwork
  • Trustworthiness
  • Vision
  • Well-being
  • Wisdom

Cultural background

  • Germany
  • United States of America

PROJECT MUSIC

3:42
Touched In A Dream
Oud, Jazz guitar, brush-kit drums, Raq percussion, upright bass, strings and vocal, all melted together to create "Touched In A Dream" a piece that transcends cultural and language barriers, to speaks directly to the heart. I can't say much about it, as I believe that true art and music needs no introduction. Just listen with your bones, and it'll reflect to you that profound feeling. Cheers, Beshar
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762 votes
  • Arabic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Bass
  • Singer
  • Guitar
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Drum set
  • Riq / Riqq / Rik
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • United States of America
4:38
Invictus
‘Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!’ From ‘The Dictator’ by Charlie Chaplin.
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118 votes
  • Arabic
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Indian
  • Instrumental
  • Oriental
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Soundtrack
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Dholak
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Tabla
  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • United States of America
5:51
Grace Of A God
Look at me and I’ll look at you. Listen to my heart and I’ll listen to your heart. Feel my pain and I’ll feel your pain. Show me your happiness and I’ll show you my happiness. Talk to me and I’ll talk to you. Remember my voice and I’ll remember your voice. We are no strangers. We are all one. Beyond music. Beyond borders.
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346 votes
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  • Alternative
  • Arabic
  • Classical
  • Fusion
  • Gypsy
  • Improvisational
  • Indian
  • Instrumental
  • Oriental
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Ritual
  • Soundtrack
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Piano
  • Pipe organ
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Iran
  • United States of America
3:31
Living The Dream
This piece starts with Chopin Nocturne played by Abbas Abboud who's the co-composer and co-arranger of this piece, then the tunes of Oud emerge with the vocals of Beshar AL Azzawi, improvising with a spirit of ancient Mesopotamia. Then then the piece turns into a funk, empowered by the drum track of Michael Anetsberger, and the flawless E-Bass of Osmar Okuma, with the piano, screaming electric guitar, and Oud converse with intense passion. This is an "unusual" piece by all standards! I hope that you guys like it :)
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431 votes
  • Arabic
  • Classical
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • World
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Ud / Oud
  • Drum set
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • United States of America
6:58
FunkyLami
Based on an Iraqi Maqam called Lami, this piece has the elements of Funk, Jazz, and Iraqi Makam. That work is empowered by using a floating bridge Iraqi style Oud, playing a long the funky rhythm. The Flute, played by Sandro, beautifully blends with the Oud creating a passionate "dance" on the funky rhythm of Michael and the warm, artistic and elegant bass line played by Osmar. Adding to that, an improvised vocal "Mawal" singing an ancient love poem.
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7785 votes
PUBLIC AWARD WINNER
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CREATIVITY AWARD WINNER
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WINNER OF THE PROJECT
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  • Arabic
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Singer
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum set
  • Flute
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
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