With 52 musicians from 18 different countries and a basis in the traditional music of Setesdal, Norway, Ferd has evolved into something unique. With Music Without Borders, the listener is presented with a window into a three-year artistic research project that has resulted in an incomparable record. Project leader and producer Bjorn Ole Rasch has alongside some of Norway's premier interpreters and heritage keepers of the region of Setesdal, engaged in a musical dialogue with musical tradition through heartfelt musical encounters of musicians from vastly different backgrounds. 18 different countries are represented: Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Armenia, Romania, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Cambodia. Thailand, Nepal, Iran, China, Mongolia and Tibet. The initiators of the project, Kirsten Braten Berg, Sigurd Brokke, Gunnar Stubseid and Hallvard T. Bjorgum wanted to find out how different instruments from different parts of the world would affect the original material, and what tonal and rhythmical challenges and opportunities this encounter would produce in the search of a new soundscape.