Next is now, world music as the single most potent force in the culture of fusion ... World music-makers are like shamans, carrying us on magic carpets of riffs and melodies through states of consciousness that spin us out of time to lands not yet invented but glimpsed on the aural horizon ... And so we see that music brings us, in the jumping of our cells, from what is past to what is trying to become the future. lt expresses and fulfills our need to hear the spirit in the dark.
(Jean Houston in Jump Time, Sentient Publ. 2004)
Music Mosaic is a division of the Australian company Music a la Carte. Our goal is to encourage all cultures and nations to live together respectfully on our planet Earth. We have created unique multicultural CD's by theme with artists from diverse countries, yet the sounds flow together in harmony ...like a beautiful mosaic!
Who are we?
Ariel and Ama Kalma, adventurous French/German partners, have the dream to create positive, uplifting CD's from international artists for people of all countries. We would like to make a difference...
Ariel, a composer and musician himself (see and listen to sound clips of Ariel Kalma's CDs), selects with great care the most suitable tracks for each theme CD. Ama, an experienced business manager, co-ordinates the necessary marketing, financial, legal and other sideline activities.
An interview with Ariel Kalma - please see and read at Sea of Tranquility.
|If you've never heard Ariel Kalma's music in any shape or form the good news is you can basically start anywhere in his catalogue of music to immediately get a feel for this incredibly gifted musician.
- You can also hear complete songs and purchase his albums at http://www.ariel-kalma.bandcamp.com
- Ryan Sparks
For a full review about Ariel Kalma: click here.
Where are we?
Our office is located at the most Eastern point of Australia, in a small town called Mullumbimby (this is Aboriginal for "small hill") close to beautiful Byron Bay, Northern Rivers. If you ever have the intention to visit Australia, include this region into your plans. It is paradise on Earth.
6 Durrumbul Road
Main Arm, NSW 2482
Tel: +61 - 2 - 6684 5089
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Music Mosaic, an exciting Australian-based label is offering "the pulse of global harmony" through a colourful array of World & New-Age music from renowned and emerging musicians around the globe. In the timeless style of Café del Mar, Buddha Bar, Trance Planet and others that have established a strong trend in Compilation CD's, Music Mosaic expands new horizons of exotic & blended sounds.
A Company with Vision
Music Mosaic encourages all cultures and nations to live together respectfully on our planet Earth. The music features multicultural expressions from many diverse countries, yet the different sounds flow together into one harmonious image...like a beautiful mosaic! Each CD features exceptional tracks from various international and local artists based around a specific theme and style of music.
Theme-CD's require Profound Craftsmanship
A seasoned composer, producer & musician, Ariel, co-owner, selects the best fitting tracks by theme and skilfully blends them into unique sound journeys throughout the CD. The first four products were created in 2001: Lotus Groove, Didgeridoo Trance-Dance, Healing Sounds and Inner Peace. They reflect a range of moods from fast Trance-dance to deeply meditative. 20 more compilations and one DVD followed up til May 2009.
The compilations are tested in local markets, then subjected to exhaustive fine-tuning with feedback from customers and contributing musicians. When he is finally satisfied, Ariel has the CDs re-mastered and pressed for global distribution. This process of review, selection, refinement, testing and final production spans hundreds of artists and tracks, taking months to perfect. At present there are close to 20 Theme CDs in different states of completion.
Music Mosaic brands for Results
Drawing on her extensive corporate background for the Bertelsmann Group - one of the world's largest media concerns - Ama, the other co-owner, applied her wealth of knowledge to their fledgling company. Acting as CEO, CFO, Marketing VP and Operations Manager, Ama synchronise the team of people needed to accomplish their vision.
Leveraging Technology for Rapid Expansion
Music Mosaic emerged from a web-based distribution model, and will continue to utilise online strategies to support distributors, retailers and customers alike. Providing full sound tracks for all albums, artist & track information, product updates, media reports, cross-marketing links and online ordering will ensure Ama & Ariel of keeping a "finger on the pulse" of their vast market.