Hall of Fame

The SONG OF SILENCE HALL OF FAME lists the names of the book supporters and backers who did their best to help making the book real. I thank you all from my heart and I gladly honor your good hearts and generosity by mentioning your name in this hall of fame!

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Every big move begins with a smooth current. A smell of positive change is in the air and if you trust in that smooth current of positive change it will take you to beautiful places.

My special thanks goes to: Michael Lawrence, Alexander Niedermayer, Thorsten Gregor, Raffaele Livornese, Seda Karadeniz, Miguel Lopez, Istem Guten, Halit Uzun, Elif Sevil Kölgesiz, Birgül Hekim Ivecan, Aynur Günaydin


Riding the Art Wave is challenging as you never know how the wave reacts. Riders of the Art Wave are fine and brave people who strongly believe in the spirit of art.

My special thanks goes to: Paul Colley, Andre Phillip, Frank Nelissen. Richard Wonka, Laurie J. Wilson, Alexandra Schmidt, Peter Symes, Saniye Sahin, Diana Schmitt, Hans-Joachim Meyer, Yildirim Gencoglu, Serpil Karadeniz Kasar, Michael Barth, Dave Deshotel, Tamer Oecal, Mustafa Dalgic, Uka Meissner-Deruiz, Azize Namdar, Kelly Stechenfinger, Alan G. Miller, Renee Woo, Noriyuki Otani, Barbara Mehli, Karen Belfo, Sedat Basol, Ayşe Er Cakıroğlu, Ole Bruns, Roman Zaban


Hall of Fame - SONG OF SILENCE

A Rock in the Surf  resists all elements, and it provides stability and shelter in the storm of arts. Just focus on the rock and see your doubts and fears drifting away.

My special thanks goes to: Mujibur Rahmar, Peter McCallum, Claudia Weber-Gebert,  Erlinda Davison, Sibel Çetinsoy Erol, Ahmet Erol


Song of Silence, the book: Hall of Fame

An Aquatic Arts Investor is a fearless person with a good heart, always ready for a new adventure. They have a special sense that allows them to see real passion and commitment, and they have the good spirit to support that.

My special thanks goes to: Mark Sapsford, Tammy Ade, Alan Mizzi, Abdullah Bayram, Dr. Jörg Ohland, Kenneth Harding, Gülsema Luyer, Niels Schönrock, Sevil Gürel-Peker, Kristine Grimsrud


Hall of Fame. Honring the supporter of Song of Silence.

A Honorable Illuminator of the Abyss is a fearless art-lover with a strong will to bring light into the darkness. Wherever he walks, darkness diminishes.

My special thanks goes to: John Brehany


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A Master of the Elements is a being so full of positive energy, it can even control the elements. But they have no desire to control anything, for them it is enough to know they could do it if they want to.

My sincere and deep gratefulness goes to: Mrs Rosario Rojas


Song of Silence - The most generous supporters. Hall of Fame.

No water, no Life. Nothing in this world can exist without Mother Water. This is the greatest spirit and element in the world of Aquatic Arts, and those who can rely on Mother Water’s generous heart are indeed blessed.

„Mother Water“ is a honorary title. It is not related to financial support contributed to the book project. It honors extraordinary efforts for „Song of Silence“ and a deep understanding of the books‘ real spirit and mission. It furthermore honors the willingness and readiness to help without asking anything back. This title/award is the best we can give and only 1 person can be its bearer.

The honorary title „Mother Water“ goes to: Mrs Maria-Paz Acchiardo

Maria’s efforts to help this special project went way beyond standard borders. She opened new channels, provided valuable consultancy, spend so many work hours, and she always had a word of optimism to speak, even in „dark hours“. She furthermore has the talent to look to situations from different and new perspectives, which then so often resulted in great new opportunities. She is spiritual, conscious of all matters of life, but she is also straight-forward and always driven by positive energy. This makes her my sister in soul, and I consider myself lucky and honored to know her.

Maria-Paz Acchiardo was and still is one of the driving forces behind SONG OF SILENCE, it is her good spirit that brought this book to dimensions, not even me -the creator of it- was able to foresee. For this, Maria has my eternal gratitude and to award her „Mother Water“ is a sign of my sincere gratefulness.

Izmir, 29.08.2017

Rico Besserdich


Song of Silence - People of true spirit

Not everything in life is about money. On my path of creating SONG OF SILENCE many very fine humans crossed my way. Some helped me with valuable advice, others gave me a heads up in times I doubted everything, and some shared a part of their good spirit with me, providing good karma. This is also a very valuable support and that’s why I like to call these fine humans „People with true Spirit“.

My warmest THANK YOU goes to:

Seda Karadeniz, Michael Lawrence, Prof. Dr. Rolf Sachsse, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jörg „Jockel“ Ohland, Niels Schönrock, Ümit Arar Guimbretiere, Ernie Brooks, Mark Sapsford, Maria-Paz Acchiardo, Erlinda Davison, Jose Ramos Horta, John Brehany, Lala Rute, Matthias Deneke, Frank Lembke, Pablo Baindl, Abdullah Bayram, Henry Jager, Laurie Wilson, Tim Ho, Monica Chin, Angel Fitor, Dr. Friedrich Naglschmid, Amandio Carriça, Gunther Deichmann, Frank Nelissen, Ole Bruns