For Your Consideration
Best New Age Album
P A N G A E A
Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone
Wouter Kellerman and David Arkenstone were inspired to explore their shared musical interests by combining their creativity and expressiveness in a joint project. After two collaborative years of very rewarding time spent together, the new music is finally seeing the light.
The album is themed around Pangaea, which is the name of the super continent that existed before it broke apart to form the existing continents. The music calls for unity in these divided times and for a culture of nurturing the earth and nature. We look forward to taking your imagination on an adventure!
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About Wouter Kellerman
Globe-trotting flutist and composer Wouter Kellerman received a GRAMMY® Award for his album Winds of Samsara, also reaching #1 on the US Billboard Charts and peaking at #1 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 International Radio Airplay Chart. His following album Love Language was also nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music charts in its first week.
Kellerman thrives on experimenting with the shades, textures and colours of the flute, and creatively blending them with other instrumentation and vocal sounds. Over the course of nine albums, Kellerman has steadfastly built on the rigorous classical training of his youth, to create a signature sound that’s earned him both critical praise and multiple awards. He has won a total of eight SAMA's (South African Music Award, the SA equivalent to the American GRAMMY®), reinforcing his status as one of South Africa’s foremost musicians.
Wouter has performed all over the world in places like Berlin, Shanghai, Delhi and Sydney, including three sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2010 he performed at the FIFA Soccer World Cup Closing Ceremony to a global audience of 700-million viewers. A 2016 highlight was a performance in Johannesburg for the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and a television audience of more than 200 million.
Passionate about teaching and empowering young people, Kellerman has sponsored the living costs for ten children in the SOS Children’s Village in Ennerdale, South Africa for the past 18 years; he has also financed the building of a house in the SOS Children’s Village in Rustenburg, South Africa. For his continued efforts in helping to give these children better lives, Kellerman was nominated by the SOS Children’s Villages for the Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy.
About David Arkenstone
David Arkenstone brings a bit of magic to every project he does. That, along with over 30 years of experience and knowledge working in the film and music industries, 4 Grammy nominations, 22 Billboard hits and over 65 albums in release makes David one of the most prolific and established composers of our time.
This world-renowned multi-instrumentalist has captivated audiences since he broke onto the scene in 1987 with his debut album, Valley in the Clouds. David’s distinctive tracks are unique fusions of cinematic rock, classical and world music which create “soundscapes for your imagination.”
Bringing incomparable diversity to his work, David enjoys creating a full range of tracks from epic orchestral to minimalist scores. Whether a sweeping fantasy or drama score, simplistic piano solo, World of Warcraft game track, NBC Sports theme or Geico commercial, David delivers. And he is equally at home in the studio and on tour performing his music in concerts. David enjoys touring and meeting his fans from around the world. “One of the most exciting things about performing live is the interaction I receive from the audience,“ says David.
An adventure-seeker, David loves to travel and enjoys photographing the world. “My recent trips to Iceland, Asia and parts of Europe will surely inspire new music. I love to take listeners on journeys with me and I’m honored by how powerfully people respond to my music.”