V O X (Europe)

Das totale Kino im Kopf! Diesmal kommen neue Elemente dazu: Zum ersten Mal singt Andreas Vollenweider nicht "nur" in seiner Fantasiesprache, sondern nun auch eigene Texte. Ein faszinierendes Zusammenspiel von instrumentalen Kompositionen und Songs. Der Titel “VOX” bezieht sich dabei nicht nur auf die Stimme als Musikinstrument, sondern vor allem auf die Möglichkeit, die eigene Stimme in vielfältiger Art und Weise zu erheben, im individuellen Bereich, aber auch weit darüber hinaus.
Vollenweider: "Ich denke, wir waren Alle nun schon eine recht lange Zeit sehr still! Es ist eine gute und wichtige Zeit, seine Stimme zu erheben…!"

The songs and the collaborators

1. Hey You, Yes – You! at the gate of sound

Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, bass flute, vocals, alphorn, acoustic bass, keyboards, electric guitars
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: frame drum, tabla, percussion
Erdal Kizilcay: oud, keyboard

Come in here
And have no fear
I’m gonna walk you
Through this gate of sound

So come in here
And see for yourself…

2. Wake Up and Dance!

all the good reasons movements: all in vain – the march – hands & hearts…
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, bowed psaltery, electric piano
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Daniel Kueffer: tenor saxophone
XiaoJing Wang: erhu (Chinese violin)
Pops Mohamed: mbira, African sounds
Khanyo Maphumulo: vocals
Khululiwe Sithole: vocals
Susan Hendriks: chanting
Wajmi Sagjaram: father bam drum
Sujay Bobade: Indian bansuri flute
Erdal Kizilcay: bass, vocals
Sebastian Vollenweider: didgeridoo
Noëmi Vollenweider & the Beewis School Choir
The voices of one Million people at the London Peace March 15th of March 2003
(*words in 3rd movement “hands & hearts” by Pops Mohamed)

Zulu language: Asini Keze uthando no xolo Sikhombise uthando Singakwenza konke O kulungile ezweni Njengabantwa Boyohlala bepha besiza Ngisho NAbadala nabancane bajeth injabulo ezweni
English translation: Let us give love and peace And show them that we really care It may now seem impossible But we can reverse the world… And we know we can! We are many who always will Give a helping hand Some are young, and some are old Giving aid, to bring joy to the world

3. Pilgrim


…and I shall not be sad
Andreas Vollenweider: gu-cheng (Chinese harp), vocals, organ
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Daniel Kueffer: organ
Erdal Kizilcay: acoustic bass guitar

You set me free
Under my fathers tree
Gently lifted all My shadows
Here where I stand
With only a handful of you
Weighing less than a sparrow
Yet more than my life

First of my days
You sent me off On to this journey
to become
A Pilgrim on the path of love

You will be the mountains I will climb
You will be the rivers I will cross
I will be the voice to tell your tale

You will be the beggar I will feed
You will be the dragon I will calm
And I will be the voice to tell your tale

And I shall not be sad…

In the garden of hope
Far from songs of pride and victory
You kept a place
For the simple melodies
Broken, the wings - Shattered, the dreams
And still you’re walking strong
You’ve always been
The Pilgrim on the path of love

You will be the desert I will cross
You will be the storm that I will ride
I will be the voice to tell your tale
You will be the rivers I will cross
You will be the mountains I will climb
I will be the voice to tell your tale
You will be the words that I will find
You will be the strength to still be kind

And I shall not be sad…

4. Seven Doors

Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, vocals, bass flute, keyboard, percussion, laud & vox (Spanish mini guitar)
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Erdal Kizilcay: frettless bass, cornet

5. Echanted Rocks

Andreas Vollenweider: vocals, stones & rocks, breath percussion, electracoustic harp, electric guitar, keyboards, organ
Hedreich Nichols: vocals
Walter Keiser: drums, stones & rocks, timpani, vocals
Andi Pupato: percussion, vocals
Daniel Kueffer: tenor saxophone, vocals
Erdal Kizilcay: vocals
Jonathan Vollenweider: beat box, breath percussion
Silver Men’s Choir, cond. Andreas Vollenweider

6. These Hearts of Gold


to Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalaj Lama, Nelson Mandela, M.L. King…
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, vocals
Daniel Kueffer: bass clarinet
Erdal Kizilcay: electric guitar, keyboards
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Silver Symphony: cond. Andreas Vollenweider

Calling these hearts of gold
Calling your hearts of gold
When my soul stands stripped and bare
Dark words tangled Low lights flare
 II will raise my voice
I will call these hearts of gold
Calling these hearts of gold
Missing your hearts of gold

When the morning weighs the day
And the flame is cold and gray
You will hear my voice
I will call these hearts of gold

When all birds have left -
Sad quietness
And visions drown in selfishness
I will use my voice
I will call these hearts of gold
Speak to your heart of gold
Calling your heart of gold
Speak to your heart of gold
Patience my heart of gold

7. The King & the Fool

Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, vocals, guitar, organ, bass
Hedreich Nichols: vocals
Daniel Kueffer: saxophones
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Martin Tillmann: cello

8. Sysiphos


up & down the hill
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, vocals, melodica
Daniel Kueffer: baritone saxophone
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion, bata drums

9. Paper Walls

Andreas Vollenweider: Spanish guitar, vocals
Martin Tillmann: cello
Daniel Kueffer: bass clarinet

Coming home, quiet night
The house is dark and still
Silently I sit beside your bed
For an hour or for two

So far, and still, a breath away
If only I could break - the seal
And take away the weight of time

All the words that fear the bright light
All the wounded loving thoughts
Safely wrapped in silent darkness
Wish your dream had paper walls

The moon, she takes my shadow
Lays it gently beside you
For this moment, it is not for long
Dawn will call me off again

All the words that fear the bright light
All the thoughts, the orphaned songs
Longing for this silent darkness -
hope tonight your dreams have paper walls
And you can hear my song
So you can hear my song

10. Innocent


(to my children)
Andreas Vollenweider: vocals, electracoustic harp, electric & acoustic guitar
Zoé Mikuleczky: vocals
Erdal Kizilcay: bass
Andi Pupato: percussion
Walter Keiser: drums

Stains of blood on sacred land -
a sad and broken land
A thousand life lines brought to end -
oh, once so promising
A thousand dreamers lost to war -
a disgraceful kind of war
Don’t let it hurt you anymore -
no more hurt, no more…

Take down these ancient walls of guilt -
that suffocating guilt
Our father’s fathers once have built -
take them down -
Tear them all down…

Now raise your head and set your sail -
your beautiful sail
Just remember that you are

You’re innocent before you fail
If you ever would -
if you ever will…
Just open your wings And feel the breath -
of a greater love
A love that is waiting for you
So unconditionally -
at the other end of time
I’ll be waiting for you - 
so patiently

Don’t let them drown you in their shame
Always remember that you are 
You’re innocent before you fail

Now raise your head and walk you path
And just remember that you are
You’re innocent before you fail
If you ever would - If you ever will… 
Just open wide your wings
And feel the breath - of a greater love
Send away the wicked fool
With all his seeds of doubt - and a legacy of tears
Love is waiting for you So unconditionally -
at the other end of time
And I’m still waiting for you
So patiently - at the other end of night

11. Lake of Time

Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, vocals, keyboards, bass, electric guitar, water percussion
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Daniel Kueffer: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Martin Tillmann: electric cello
Silver Symphony & Choir, cond. Andreas Vollenweider

But in a black cat’s eyes
A cold moons fire flames
A stream of tiny sparks above
Is bending the mighty skies
And the soft blade of a loving touch
Cuts the dark rock
And with the flower of your silent smile
You sweeten the bitter song

Ripples in a lake of time – passages and alleyways
Ripples in a lake of time – fading through
Ripples in a lake of time – you and me

And when the raging river finally rests
It mirrors the clouds unborn
And in the black cats eyes
The coldest moon burns high

Ripples in a lake of time – passages and alleyways
Ripples in a lake of time – leaving footprints, vanishing
Ripples in a lake of time – alleyways and passages
Ripples in a lake of time – passages and alleyways
Ripples in a lake of time – passing through
Ripples in a lake of time – you and me

12. Silver Morning

Andreas Vollenweider: vocals, piano

Drowned in pale light
The broken shadows
All left behind

Come down to the moon
This silver moment
I will wait for you

And when the morning winds
Are calling We will long be gone…

13. Kira’s Waltz

Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, vocals, Spanish guitar, keyboards, organ
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Daniel Kueffer: soprano saxophone
Martin Tillmann: cello
Silver Symphony & Choir, cond. Andreas Vollenweider

14. What if it wasn’t a Dream?

Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, vocals, kalimba, keyboards, electric guitar
Walter Keiser: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion
Daniel Kueffer: baritone saxophone
Martin Tillmann: acoustic & electric cello
Erdal Kizilcay: bass
Silver Symphony & Choir, cond. Andreas Vollenweider

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