In the new October / November 2022 issue, the NAZAR culture magazine publishes a special edition about «10 years Dust of Soul»—their complete 10-year inspiration story, about the stroke as a new beginning, the song for the Sultan of Oman and her future -Vision: Sustainable Music—«Positive Music Power». The NAZAR culture magazine, now at newsstands throughout Switzerland.
«In this issue we present something completely different and special. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dust of Soul, we’ve created a special issue so you can read their stories in more detail and experience them in depth.» The publisher and founder of the NAZAR culture magazine, Cemil Baysal, opens with the foreword “It all began with an end”.
It all started with an end
Cemil Baysal continues: «A stroke of fate completely changed her life. Saskia Stäuble, 41, changed her life at the age of 30 and became the singer of the duo “Dust of Soul”. However, it all started with an end—the end of Saskia Stäuble’s life. A week before her thirtieth birthday she suffered a stroke with hemiplegia.»
Cemil Baysal discovered Dust of Soul on social media at the end of 2020 and has been following the course of her career ever since. Fascinated by their 10-year career, he offers to dedicate a special issue of the NAZAR culture magazine to them on the occasion of the anniversary. This was published on newsstands throughout Switzerland on October 6, 2022.
The NAZAR culture magazine founder finds great inspiration in the story of Dust of Soul: «Saskia Stäuble and Michael Odermatt have been a music duo for 10 years and travel around the world to touch people with music in their hearts. No apartment of their own, no car, no manager—Saskia Stäuble and the pianist Michael Odermatt manage themselves as the musician duo “Dust of Soul”. With their mobile studio, they can work anywhere. They’ve only brought themselves with them, but that’s quite a lot because they’re deep people who really stand behind what they do and how they do it. Her conviction, charisma and energy fascinates, moves and inspires. Their music surprises, touches and motivates to go your own way.
Stroke as a fresh start
Saskia Stäuble, one half of the Dust of Soul duo, told me about her life as a musician and motivational coach.
Sometimes people have positive or negative turning points in their lives. The question I asked in my first conversation with Saskia: «A stroke of fate got the ball rolling. So you have the “Schschlag” to thank for this?” “Yes, that’s right. That’s how I woke up and started to work on myself, both mentally and emotionally. Above all, I finally faced myself and started on my personal musical path.”
Even as a little girl she was enthusiastic about music. Nevertheless, she did an apprenticeship as a cook. When asked if she really wanted that, she said: “Looking back, my cooking apprenticeship was a down-to-earth start to the professional world. This taught me patience and precision when working and, above all, perseverance. But to this day I still regret that I didn’t start my music career professionally after my apprenticeship as a cook. I let everyday life stop me and forgot my true core and dream. That’s why I always try to make the best of everything, no matter where and when.”
Saskia, who describes herself as the mommy of “Dust of Soul”, “Humanity First”, “Coffee with Saskia”, “Dust of Soul Studios” and all her songs, loves music so much that she would give her life for it.
Dust of Soul have done a lot in the last 10 years. But there is still a lot to do. In the coming years they will continue to touch souls with “Positive Music Power”, connecting countries – not dividing them. This will definitely be her path for the next 10 years.”
Song for the Sultan
Dust of Soul are writing a song for the Sultan of Oman, Her Majesty Qaboos Bin Said in 2016. Just out of an inspiration when they first travel to the Arabic country. As the first Swiss woman to date, Saskia was allowed to appear on Arabic breakfast television in Oman with her song “The Color of Oman is Love”.
“I really can’t explain what happened. I felt like there was this strong, overwhelming surge of feelings and emotions in my soul that was struggling to surface.”— Saskia Stäuble
Future vision: sustainable music
Journalist Tobias Graden from the “Bieler Tagblatt” quoted Saskia aptly on September 1, 2021: “Music can do more than just entertain,” says the singer, “whoever visits our concerts should feel better afterwards than before.” Corresponding feedback from numerous shows in different countries would have encouraged them.
«Those who visit our concerts should feel better afterwards»— Saskia Stäuble
“Positive Music Power” call Dust of Soul the principle, they want to exude this power.”
Read the whole inspirational story from «10 years of Dust of Soul» in the NAZAR Kulturmagazin. Now at the kiosk near you.