Inspired by a recent trip down the Nile River to “The Birthplace of Civilization,” songwriter Frank Kilpatrick created Gratitude to “Draw attention to everything we have to be thankful for.“ Frank created lyrics for all songs in the Gratitude suite and oversaw production of the relaxing meditation music and videos with the team below. He has written numerous songs in exploratory, harmonic and romantic genres that are available for licensing; recently he created “Stay Alive” – a :90-minute Suicide Prevention video podcast. Frank graduated from the University of California – Berkeley.
Alex is a Grammy© Award-winning performer and composer with experience in storytelling, “Microtonal” Alternate Tuning Systems, and film scoring. His compositions have appeared in the Emmy-winning television series, Lost LA, and the film, Porcupine, among others. Alex sings and plays guitar, sitar and other stringed instruments; he also performs in the groups Three Thirds, Desert Magic, and Partch. He has appeared at venues from California to Tibet — including REDCAT, Art Share, and the Xinghai International Poetry Festival. Alex composed, sang, played on and produced Gratitude’s songs. A yoga enthusiast and spiritual devotee, he builds his own musical instruments. Alex is currently traveling via solo bicycle to a music fellowship in Mexico City. En route he is creating a musical and visual record of the dwindling Monarch Butterfly population and re-seeding their habitats. Alex studied music composition at the University of Michigan and Cal Arts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz www.alexwand.com
An “Emotional Conduit,” Rayko, a prolific songwriter and energetic and sought-after vocalist, composed the melodies for Gratitude and sang, played on and produced all pieces as well. Rayko’s compositions often contain themes of social justice, female perspectives and cross-cultural challenge. Born in Tokyo, Rayko also composed, arranged and performed songs for the award-winning Amazon Prime series, “Man In the High Castle.” Rayko’s other compositions include "Reaching For The Stars" and "Behind The Sun"—co-written with Grammy winner Isha Erskine, and the ending theme for the feature “The Wolves of Saving Hill”—featuring Kurt Fuller of “Pursuit of Happyness,” and the late Michael Massee. Rayko appears in upcoming episodes of Adult Swim. www.Rayko.com
Paul is a Director experienced in Feature Films (Lost, Niche, Escape), Television (Vegas Stripped, Gravity), and Commercials (Pfizer, McDonalds, Bodyblade). Paul became enthusiastic about the Gratitude series as he saw the immediate impact it could provide to a wide range of audiences. He contributed synchronization of visual images and effects to the Gratitude suite. Paul is a graduate of the USC Film School.