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Composers for Relief Beyond the Binding Book Cover Reveal

by Vidya Sury February 5, 2014 9 comments
Composers for Relief

In December 2013, I posted a story “A Cup Of Peace” as my contribution to the Composers for Relief: Supporting the Philippines a fine initiative by Samantha Redstreake Geary. A global campaign to support the relief effort in regions of the Philippines devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

A Cup of Peace by Attila Ats was the track I chose, to write my story of hope. When I contemplated a storyline, I did not have to look far. And so I shared a tiny part of my Mother’s life. I cried as I wrote it and edited it several times. Much as the victims of the Typhoon must be crying, over those they have lost. I am grateful to Samantha for inviting me to participate in this collaboration.

Composers for Relief

The collaboration began with Peter Ebbinghaus and the brilliant music of over 30 composers from 16 countries, resulting in the inspiring Composers for Relief album. 28 amazing writers came together to add  their words to the music, with a common goal: hope for humanity.These stories have been compiled into a beautiful companion ebook by Samantha.

I am proud to be one of the contributors.

When community across the globe comes together and cares enough to make a positive difference in the world, there is nothing we cannot accomplish as one.This collection of hope titled Beyond the Binding is dedicated, with love, to those who have lost their loved ones. We may be far apart, but we feel their anguish. They are not alone.

Today, I am honored to reveal the stunningly beautiful cover of this wonderful ebook “Beyond the Binding” designed by Jennifer Redstreake Geary

Composers for Relief

Embark on an exciting journey “Beyond the Binding” of the imagination with 29 authors from across the globe, in a groundbreaking collaboration where music meets fiction. Surrender to soaring compositions as they surge through the veins of every story, capturing the triumphant pulse of the notes in heart pounding sci fi, enchanting fantasy and gripping slices of realism.

The ebook will be available *soon* from Amazon, Amazon UK, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Sony, Diesel & Smashwords.

All proceeds of the Composers for Relief album and Beyond the Binding will go to Gawad Kalinga (“give care”) and GVSP (Gualandi Volunteer Service Program), to support the relief efforts for victims of the deadliest natural disaster in Philippines’ history, Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Composers for Relief

Composers for Relief album is currently available on




I urge you to read Samantha’s post with her story “The Awakening

This collaboration has captured the creative minds of film students at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia, whose GLOBAL VISUAL HARMONIES project, under the direction of Ray Kril, adds a stunning element of hope in the form of short films inspired by the album. A documentary of the relief efforts is also underway. Watch it HERE.

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Rainbow Hues February 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

Wow, looks like a wonderful project. Would be waiting for the book, is your story featured there too. I think its a brilliant initiative. THumbs up to you for collaborating in your own special way.
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Corinne Rodrigues February 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Congratulations again, Vidya! What a wonderful collaboration this is – it’s amazing what we can all do together for good, if we want to. ♥
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Kathy February 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

That is amazing!! The artwork on that cover is inspired and such an awesome cause to supporting and contributing too. So much good can come when people get together and compile their talents! ♥
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Shilpa Garg February 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Congratulations, Vidya! You are associated with such a worthy cause!! That’s awesome and awe-inspiring!! Way to go!! ♥
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richmiraclefiles February 7, 2014 at 10:19 am

Hi vidya
Congrats for being associated with anoble project like this.
Keep it up
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Vishnu February 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Thanks for sharing Vidya. Looking forward to picking up the book, reading inspiring stories and also contributing to the Philippines relief efforts. Natural disasters get the most press and attention usually right when they happen then they stop being on most people’s radar. glad you are continuing to address the relief efforts and help with the continued fundraising efforts.
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Vidya Sury February 9, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Thank you Vishnu! It is an honor to participate in this project. I am so happy Samantha takes the initiative with the music industry, giving us a chance to do something. 🙂 So nice of you to think of buying the book. It is available on Amazon right now.

Tina Downey February 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Hi Vidya!
I’ve totally been missing you and all the Tree of Lifers! How exciting that you got to participate in another collaboration! Can’t wait to get the book.

So excited to see that you’re on Damy’s team for the A=Z! Welcome aboard the crazy train…

Looking forward to seeing each other more,

Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
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Vidya Sury February 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Hey Tina! Totally looking forward to the AtoZChallenge too! And yes, so privileged to be part of this book. It is now available on amazon dot com.

I’ve been stalking your blog (I get it in my mailbox). Hugs!


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