Musical, visual artists release collaborative videos as anthems for nature
April 19, 2021
The Artists for Nature series celebrates our planet during Earth Month
Arlington, VA (April 19, 2021) – Conservation International and cinematographer Roger Fishman have partnered on a unique content series celebrating Earth Month 2021: Artists for Nature. Launched on April 1, Artists for Nature is premiering one collaborative music video each week from musicians around the world, pairing Fishman’s cinematography with the music of seven talented artists.
Each video’s conservation-focused lyrics underscore the majesty and fragility of our planet. The first video of the series, “Fleeting Forever” by Emily Bear, premiered earlier this month and has been followed by Peter Himmelman’s "Suite for Tambourine and Hand Claps" and Eru Matsumoto’s “Bloodline” with Nicolas Neidhardt.
Portugal. The Man will premier the series’ fourth video this Thursday on Earth Day 2021. Musical artists Alice Russell, Big Wild and Hivshu will round out the series, with a video released every Thursday through May 13.
Alongside each of the seven unique songs from different artists, Fishman’s images of vast natural landscapes help bring the lyrics to life. All seven videos were shot by Fishman and edited by his colleague Melissa Shoemaker.
“We’re doing this to honor Mother Earth, to celebrate Earth Month and to show you the beauty of our planet and what it inspires,” said Fishman. “I hope each video engages your heart and motivates you to live for the benefit of future generations.”
All videos are available to watch on Conservation International’s dedicated website. The premier dates of each piece are as follows.
- April 1 – Emily Bear with “Fleeting Forever”
- April 8 – Peter Himmelman with "Suite for Tambourine and Hand Claps”
- April 15 – Eru Matsumoto and Nicolas Neidhardt with “Bloodline”
- April 22 – Portugal. The Man with “Salt”
- April 29 – Big Wild with “Awaken”
- May 6 – Hivshu with “Healing Dance”
- May 13 – Alice Russell with “Citizens”
For additional background on each artist click here.
About Conservation International Conservation International works to protect the critical benefits that nature provides to people. Through science, partnerships and fieldwork, Conservation International is driving innovation and investments in nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, supporting protections for critical habitats, and fostering economic development that is grounded in the conservation of nature. Conservation International works in 30 countries around the world, empowering societies at all levels to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet. Follow Conservation International's work on Conservation News, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Roger Fishman Roger grew up dreaming of exploring the world by reading National Geographic, watching Jacques Cousteau and studying wildlife and different cultures around the world. For many years Roger was an executive in corporate America. Then Roger did a life 180 and decided to follow his true passion. He became an artist, adventurer and activist, with a focus on aerial photography and filmmaking in the most remote parts of our planet, while also giving voice to wildlife and mother earth herself. Roger hopes to inspire and motivate others to take a more active stance in the future of all life and our environment.