One of the best ways to explore music as an art form is to collaborate with other artists. It challenges our creativity, expands our vision, and most of all — there’s nothing else like creating art with friends! Here are some brilliant projects we have been fortunate enough to contribute to over the years:
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman's 2014 masterpiece is a monumental celebration of Indian and South African music and culture. In addition to debuting at #1 on the Billboard New Age Albums chart, Winds of Samsara was awarded the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Age Album at the 57th GRAMMY® Awards in 2015, catapulting Kej and Kellerman onto the international stage. Winds of Samsara features Erwilian contributions on harp, percussion, and production.
Wouter Kellerman's critically-acclaimed 2015 album Love Language features Kellerman's virtuosic flute with a supporting cast of vocalists and instrumentalists from across the globe. Love Language received a GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards in 2016, and reached #1 on the Billboard New Age Albums chart. Erwilian's contributions are on the track 'Turning Page' featuring Matt's harp and production work by John & Jordan.
Pianist Lynn Yew Evers' album Elysian features collaborations with many award-winning instrumentalists, including cellist Eugene Friesen, flautist Wouter Kellerman, and guitarist/producer Will Ackerman. Lynn and Jordan collaborated on the track 'Blue Bird Day,' featuring Lynn on piano, Jordan on alto recorder, and Friesen on cello. In 2016, the trio debuted the song's first public performance live at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Action Moves People United, in partnership with UNESCO, created an album of music and spoken word focused on promoting world peace through individual responsibility and education. Over 300 artists — including Julian Lennon, Alan White, Geoff Downes, and Janis Ian — contributed to the project to raise environmental and humanitarian awareness with the goal of together finding actionable solutions. The double album features the full array of Erwilian instrumentation on our contribution, 'As Long As We Believe,' featuring poetry by Mia Moravis and additional music by harpist Anne Roos.
Juno® Award-winning family artist Charlie Hope's collection of classic and original children's music, Songs For Little Ones, features Keely, John, Matt, Jordan, and even members of Erwilian+ Anne and Mark throughout. Violin, harp, cello, recorder, and celesta provide an acoustic foundation to classics like 'Sailing, Sailing,' and 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,' as well as on the wonderful original, 'My Baby.'