COLLABORATE IN MUSICAL VERSATILITY AND INNOVATION
BEYOND MUSIC provides a space for artists of all cultures and backgrounds to inspire each other and collaborate in musical innovation. In this spirit of unity, we strive to create a world of togetherness through a language that is understood across all borders: music. Artists are encouraged to work together, right in tune with our core values at BEYOND MUSIC: mutual inspiration, compassion, dialog and diversity.
Independent of the selection of artists invited to participate in the album recordings of the BEYOND MUSIC PROJECT, the BEYOND FOUNDATION regularly honours outstanding collaborative works submitted to the BEYOND MUSIC PROJECT with the BEYOND CREATIVITY AWARD, endowed with 4,000 USD.
"We award prizes to collaborations that demonstrate a passion for creativity and musical versatility, that embody the spirit and values of BEYOND MUSIC in an outstanding way," says Regula Curti, founder of BEYOND FOUNDATION. The winning teams will be informed by email and presented at BEYOND MUSIC.
WINNING TEAM OF THE FOURTH CREATIVITY AWARD
The BEYOND FOUNDATION is happy to announce the fourth CREATIVITY AWARD for the collaboration "GRACE OF A GOD", an instrumental piece created by five artists from these cultural backgrounds: Denmark, Iran, Germany and the USA.
The team of "GRACE OF A GOD" has written the following words about their work: "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."
We like the way the message is translated into music. It is a truly beautiful piece with a great interaction between Andreas' violin, Shabnam's clarinet playing, Alexander's piano sounds, Michael's drums and Darren's percussion.
Congratulations to the collaboration of "GRACE OF A GOD"! They will receive 4,000 USD for their joint work.
WINNING TEAM OF THE THIRD CREATIVITY AWARD
The BEYOND FOUNDATION is pleased to present the third CREATIVITY AWARD to the collaboration „BORN TODAY“, created by four artists with these cultural backgrounds: Syria-Bosnia-Palestine, Ivory Coast, Greece and Switzerland.
„BORN TODAY“ relates to the refugee situation in all parts of the world. It tells about the courage the refugees need to open up to the new life situation and to find new love and new bonds. These people are born on the day they meet their new life with new dreams.
We find the rich sound of instrumentalization very touching, the tones from the different cultures, the beautiful interplay of bagpipes and bouzouki, coupled with the rousing African voice. The BEYOND FOUNDATION is happy for the team of „BORN TODAY“. They will receive 4,000 USD for their collaboration.
WINNING TEAM OF THE SECOND CREATIVITY AWARD
The BEYOND FOUNDATION has decided to present the second CREATIVITY AWARD to the collaboration "WATER", which consists of artists from four countries: Congo, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and the USA.
The piece „WATER" transports a worldwide important theme. Water shortage is a bitter reality for one in six people. Without the number one food there would be no agriculture, no industry, no life. A person can survive four days without water. Water is beyond in all aspects and connects us all.
The BEYOND FOUNDATION likes how metaphorically the song is written, the strong music, the choice of instrumentation and the beautiful voices. Congratulations to the team! It will receive 4,000 USD.
A voice of a winner: "It's a huge joy that a collaboration of artists from different universes, separated by thousands of kilometers, could have ended in such a song in just a few days. It's all the magic of this project. Thank you so much.“ - Sheryl Gambo, Congo