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Artists for Nature

Roger Fishman x Conservation International

 

Roger Fishman and Conservation International are proud to launch Artists for Nature, a unique series bringing together musical talent from around the world alongside stunning cinematography to create anthems for nature. Each week, with a new video directed and filmed by Fishman in partnership with musical talent, see the wonders of nature come to life.

 

Featured Video

Check out Roger Fishman's ​new music video for Eru Matsumoto and Nicolas Neidhardt's "Awaken" and enjoy the power of nature. And don’t forget to explore more from #ArtistsForNature: www.conservation.org/artistsfornature Video directed and filmed by Roger Fishman Edited by Melissa Shoemaker Follow Roger Fishman: Website: https://www.rogerfishman.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/rogerfishman/ Song: “Bloodline” Written by: Eru Matsumoto and Nicolas Neidhardt Performed by: Eru Matsumoto and Nicolas Neidhardt From the album/EP/Etc.: ‘Cabo’ by Nicolas Neidhardt Published by GoWest Music and CPB  Follow Eru Matsumoto: Website: https://www.erumatsumoto.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erucellogirl/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EruCello Follow Nicolas Neidhardt: Website: http://nicolasneidhardt.com/

Eru Matsumoto with Nicolas Neidhardt — "Bloodline"

  • Video directed and filmed by Roger Fishman
  • Edited by Melissa Shoemaker
  • Song: “Bloodline”
  • Written by: Eru Matsumoto and Nicolas Neidhardt
  • Performed by: Eru Matsumoto and Nicolas Neidhardt
  • From the album/EP: ‘Cabo’ by Nicolas Neidhardt
  • Published by GoWest Music and CPB

Eru Matsumoto

Featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Class of 2021, Eru is a multimedia artist utilizing immersive technology and has been recognized as one of the world’s leading cellists of her generation. 

As a graduate of Juilliard, her blossoming career has included a solo performance with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra premiering the music of legendary composer John Williams, a collaboration with major recording artist Adele, as well as Demi Lovato, for which she received a Grammy Award nomination.

Eru is also known as a spokesperson of her generation, recently giving a TEDx talk in London focused on fInding meaning and a calling in life, a Keynote presentation at  Lawrence University, and a lecture at Harvard University. She is also a musical director and collaborator for STEAM at Harvard.

Being a strong believer in the universal language of music being a solution to most of the current slate of problems we face on this planet, Eru capitalizes on technologies to maximize the effectiveness of music as a potential source of healing in her work. She spearheaded a collaborative research project with Harvard University and a renowned astrophysicist called The Sound of Art, aimed at finding out “What might the most beloved paintings hanging in art museums actually sound like?” through the use of algorithms found within the paintings’ colors and brushstrokes.  Beethoven's X project involves composing music with the help of an AI to attempt to create what Beethoven may have written if he were alive in 2021.

At the age of 16, Eru was accepted by the Juilliard School in New York City, under the tutelage of the late David Soyer, widely considered to be the foremost master of cello pedagogy and a distinguished pupil of the legendary Pablo Casals. Her long-term instructors have included Andrew Shulman and Yehuda Hanani.

Eru has performed with symphonies all over the world including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hawaii Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and the New York City Ballet among many other venerable institutions. She has also performed as a guest soloist at celebrated venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wembley Arena, Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Adrienne Arsht Center, and Shanghai Symphony Hall.

Eru is actively involved in charitable work such as performing as a featured soloist for the Music for a Sustainable Planet conference, helping to create awareness of global climate issues presented by the United Nations at Carnegie Hall, and has performed as a guest soloist with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra as a Foreign Friendship Ambassador to premiere Chinese composer Peng-Peng Gong’s historical Rejuvenation Symphony, which was written for Eru.   Eru has an ever-growing legion of nearly 15,000 faithful followers on Instagram and Facebook.  She performed at the Grand Finals at DOTA 2 in Seattle before a live audience of 50,000 and over 1,000,000 streaming, has made an appearance with Skrillex and Chance the Rapper on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and was invited to be a Guest of Honor two years in a row at Anime Expo alongside legendary rock band KISS. Eru co-hosted a TV Documentary program on Chopin filmed in Warsaw, Poland where she performed a cello Sonata by Chopin in the Łazienki Palace.  She has performed as star cellist at a gala concert with Nathan Pacheco and David Archuleta and is featured on numerous video game soundtracks. Eru is also a member of symphonic rock band Critical Hit which tours the US and Europe.

Eru is an honored recipient of a lifetime loan of a world-class 1835 Italian cello sponsored by the venerable ALAGO ART & STRINGS GMBH in Germany.

 

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Nicolas Neidhardt

Nicolas Neidhardt founded his production and publishing company in 1999 where he has produced over 50 albums, EPs and more. He has written music for 7 seasons of a major French TV show, numerous commercials, and five feature films in France.

He studied jazz composition and arrangement at the C.I.M school in Paris as well as classical piano at the National Conservatory. Since the mid 80’s, he composed roughly 1000 pieces of music, over 600 are registered with SACEM/ASCAP and have been aired in tv, radio and theaters all over the world. In 2002 Neidhardt was named permanent member at SACEM. And some of his compositions reached the highest positions in the French charts (#1 and #2 in 1996.) He has also composed trailer music for films including San Andreas, Wonder Woman, Bladerunner 2049, Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom, Hunters and The Goldfinch.

Neidhardt has produced or co-produced around 75 albums or EP’s, and has worked for major record labels including Warner, Universal, EPIC, Polydor, Polygram, and EMI, as well as by independent labels. Albums he produced or co-produced reached the highest positions in the French charts (#1 in 2001 and 2003). And he has produced the music for 7 seasons of the #1 French cop-show “La Crim’” from 1999 to 2006.

Neidhardt’s credits as a studio and live musician include French top artist VERONIQUE SANSON. In the 1980’s ,90’s and 2000’s he participated in nearly 500 studio recordings, including those he produced or co-produced. And he was the keyboard player in the house band of France’s top talk show “Nulle Part Ailleurs” from 1989 to 1997 and performed live with artists such as SEAL, TOM JONES, WILLY DEVILLE and NINA HAGEN.

 

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VIDEO FILMED AND DIRECTED BY 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.

 

 

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Portugal. The Man — "Salt"

Over the past decade, Portugal The Man has established themselves as one of rock’s most prized possessions and a live phenomenon, with over 1,600 shows under their belts and a storied reputation as festival favorites. Alongside the shine of their myriad musical accomplishments lies the group’s long-standing passion for social justice. Throughout their career, the band has consistently exemplified how to deeply commit to both artistry and activism.

 

Check out Roger Fishman's ​new video for Big Wild's “Awaken” and enjoy the power of nature. And don’t forget to explore more from #ArtistsForNature: www.conservation.org/artistsfornature Video: Directed and filmed by Roger Fishman Edited by Melissa Shoemaker Follow Roger Fishman: Website: https://www.rogerfishman.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/rogerfishman/ Music: “Awaken” by Big Wild Follow Big Wild Website: https://bigwildmusic.com/ http://www.bigwildmusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bigwildmusic https://soundcloud.com/bigwild https://twitter.com/bigwildmusic https://instagram.com/bigwildmusic/

Big Wild — "Awaken"

As Big Wild, producer, composer and now-turned vocalist, Jackson Stell crafts lush soundscapes and sweeping melodies that challenge the status quo of electronic music. Since officially launching in 2012, Big Wild has become one of the fastest-rising dance/electronic artists in recent years. Stell continues to expand his musical horizons as he ventures into a genre-less space in his writing and singing, drawing influence from pop, indie and disco elements.

 

 

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Hivshu — "Healing Dance"

Hivshu is an author, storyteller and traditional drumsinger, who was raised as a hunter and keeper of Inughuit heritage. He practices the Inughuit tradition of drum songs and stories inherited from his elders, a line of great hunters and shamans, to pass on to the next generation. The Inuit of Inughuit nation is situated in the northernmost natural settlement of the world.

 

Check out Roger Fishman's the new music video for Alice Russell's “Citizens” and celebrate in the power of nature. Don’t forget to explore more from #ArtistsForNature: www.conservation.org/artistsfornature Video Directed and filmed by Roger Fishman Edited by Melissa Shoemaker Follow Roger Fishman: Website: https://www.rogerfishman.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/rogerfishman/ Music Song: Citizens Written by: Alice Russell, Alex Cowen Performed by: Alice Russell From the album: To Dust Copyright & Publishing Tru Thoughts 2013 Follow Alice Russell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alicemcrussell/

Alice Russell — "Citizens"

Alice Russell is a pure natural talent, an entrancing presence, a force of nature. Whether on a big stage with her 16 piece band, charming a crowd of 4,000 into staying out dancing in the rain (as she did at Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking out an intimate club set with a stripped down six-piece band; she’s a singer who commands attention.

 

Check out Roger Fishman's ​new music video for Emily Bear's “Fleeting Forever” and enjoy the power of nature. And don’t forget to explore more from #ArtistsForNature: www.conservation.org/artistsfornature Video Directed and filmed by Roger Fishman Edited by Melissa Shoemaker Follow Roger Fishman: Website: https://www.rogerfishman.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/rogerfishman/ Music Song: Fleeting Forever Performed by: Emily Bear Written by Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow Arranged and orchestrated by Emily Bear Follow Emily Bear: Website: https://mlebear.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mlebear/

Emily Bear — "Fleeting Forever"

An award-winning composer and recording artist since her professional debut at the age of five, Emily Bear has achieved groundbreaking success as a pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. Her expertise and love for film and media scoring highlights her ability to move between musical styles and to communicate story through music. Bear has garnered more than 40 million views on YouTube and a documentary on her life received an EMMY Award.

 

Check out Roger Fishman's ​new music video for Peter Himmelman's “Suite for Tambourine and Hand Claps” and enjoy the power of nature. And don’t forget to explore more from #ArtistsForNature: www.conservation.org/artistsfornature Video Directed and filmed by Roger Fishman Edited by Melissa Shoemaker Follow Roger Fishman: Website: https://www.rogerfishman.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/rogerfishman/ Music Song: “Suite for Tambourine and Hand Claps” Performed by: Peter Himmelman Follow Peter Himmelman: Website: http://www.peterhimmelman.com/home.php Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peterhimmelman/

Peter Himmelman — "Suite for Tambourine and Hand Claps"

Peter Himmelman is a Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician, film composer, visual artist, and best-selling author. He holds an Advanced Management certificate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a certificate of Leadership Development from The United States Army War College. Founded in 2013, his company Big Muse, has worked with academic institutions such as The Wharton School, The Ross School of Business, McDonald’s, Gap Inc., Boeing, Coca-Cola, and 3M.