Take off your skin, remove your muscle, loose your organs. Race, religion, political beliefs are all stripped away and it’s hard to tell the difference between anyone when you’re nothing but bones. At the very core, we are all the same but it’s our journey from birth that shapes us and makes us what we are today.
Journeys of a Skeleton is the story of a simple piano piece from Alex Sebastian that represents the “skeleton”. Depending on where this skeleton journeys and who it meets along the way, the final outcome may be several completely different pieces of music that all started from the same structure.
For instance, Alex sends the skeleton to drummer Jerry Marotta who adds a tribal rhythm, or the organs, before sending the piece to a musician in Egypt who adds some muscle. From there the song finds it’s way to a musician in Brazil that adds the skin before sending it off to a musician in Canada for the finishing piece, a little hair on top.
We now have a complete song that might sound very different if Alex had sent the piano piece to a drummer in Japan that added a hip-hop beat and sent it off to a friend in Poland that used the piano & drum parts for an EDM loop.
Journeys of a Skeleton will do just that and share the same simple piece of music, or skeleton, with musicians around the world. The final result will be a collection of songs that spawned from the same skeleton but represent a completely different journey.
Imagine the opportunity lost if we closed off regions and built walls to shut certain people out. The diversity and culture would end up missing from the music. In the end we are all the same but have different contributions to help make this world a better place to live. Let’s erase fear and intolerance to help achieve this goal.
Be a part of it!
Be a part of the tolerance movement and show you care. Please spread the word anywhere you can and help us raising the necessary funds. With your donation you make this project possible. Any profit will be donated to individual charity projects to be decided together with the participants which we will announce here.
What will we do?
With the other half of your donation we will produce a bunch of music tracks, all spawned from the same original idea. We’ll send out the original idea to international musicians to use it as inspiration and create something unique based on it by passing it on to other musicians. So the original idea will go on journeys not connected to each other. In the end we will be able to create a beacon that shows that we’re stronger together. No matter our heritage.
How long will this take?
We expect the duration of this program and production time to be 2-3 years. We will provide regular updates on this web site.