We are delighted to present the 1st winner of the Beyond Music Project Vol.3: “Hold Oss”, a song by a group of four artists from Norway, Syria and Turkey.
“Hold Oss” addresses the dehumanization of refugees and aims at confronting the listener with the truth about what it means to be a fugitive. Which often is to lose your name and your identity. With the song, the collaborators want the listener to find the nameless and faceless refugee in themselves, in order to face the truths about having to flee your home.
Our heartfelt congratulations! Each collaborating artist receives a prize money of 1,000 US dollars.
“This simple melody and use of space grabbed us straight away. A brilliant example of how less can be more. The repeating motif provides an effective anchor on which the simple progression patiently evolves. This song has a powerful restraint and distinctive sonic palate and character that leaves you feeling grounded and wanting more.”
- Michael League & Bill Laurance