Dust of Soul
WHAT STARTED IN 2012 WITH THE VISION “TO TOUCH THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE THROUGH MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD” HAS BECOME A STRONG MESSAGE AND INSPIRATION FOR HUMANITY. DUST OF SOUL TELLS THE STORY OF TWO PEOPLE WHO TRUST ON THEMSELVES AND SHARE THEIR LIVES. TWO PEOPLE WHO LEFT EVERYTHING TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAM. A PROMISE TO NEVER STOP IN BETWEEN AND DISCOVER WHAT REALLY IS POSSIBLE IN LIFE.
Singer Saskia Stäuble from Basel, known as ‘DUSTY’, and Pianist Michael Odermatt from Lucerne, known as ‘MiKey’, form together the duo ‘Dust of Soul’. They both reside in Switzerland and work around the world.
Singer Dusty’s powerful and distinctive voice and Pianist MiKey’s engaging and lyrical piano-playing with their own style: “Opera Pop”. All songs are written and composed by Dust of Soul. The musicians convince not only with their musical compositions in the traditional sense of the term, but also by their talent to create new songs live on stage. This creates unprecedented proximity between the artist and the audience.
Dust of Soul appears internationally as a duo. In the last six years, eight countries have been on the program (the United States of America, Switzerland, Tunisia, Italy, Germany, France, Turkey, Oman). The duo regularly initiates musical projects with local artists to set an sign to make a difference with music and the arts. This resulted in the #HumanityFirst campaign. The President of the Swiss Confederation 2016, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, honoured Dust of Soul for their musical initiative
The highlights in their career were the performances at the Opera House “Teatro Dal Verme” in MILANO, in the NEW YORK concert hall “W. M. P Concert Hall”, the famous shows at the prestigious Swiss castle Gütsch in LUCERNE, the spectacular performance on the ice field “Live on Ice” as in ZURICH and the big concert at the “Acropolium de Carthage” in CARTHAGE, Tunisia. In October 2017, the duo appeared as the opening act of Bollywood Indian Superstar Ayushman Khurrana at the MUSCAT “City Amphitheater Qurum” in Oman. The show was presented by MTV India “MTV Unplugged India”. In 2018, “Dust of Soul” had another great honour: together with 25 Arab musicians from the Omani band “Lujinia Omani Band”, the duo performed their song “The Color of Oman Is Love” on the biggest stage in Oman, the Muscat Amphitheater on the National Holiday that is also the birthday of His Majesty, the Sultan of the Kingdom. In November 2018, Dust of Soul received an award from the ‘Girija Baqer Art Foundation’ for their work.
With more than 120,000 social media followers (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) from around the world, more than one million video clicks (Facebook, YouTube) and after 110 live concerts that have been a worldwide success, Dust of Soul has produced their first album: “Dust of soul In Colors”. This debut album was released on 25 March 2019 at the Theater Pavillon in Lucerne, Switzerland. Rapper Yaw Boso and the Latin Superstar Rodry-Go, who was already performed on stage with Santana, Deep Purple and Anastasia, as well as dancers from Basel and Oman came to Lucerne for the show.
DUST OF SOUL LIVE IN CONCERT
City Amphitheater Qurum, Muscat, Oman