"Mother's Hands" from "Nightfall" is a Top 5 Winner in the Instrumental category of the Great American Song Contest. "Nightfall" nominated for "Musician of the Year" 2009 Texas Music Awards
Beauty, elegance, style, grace... all these words describe this delectable album from Cornell Kinderknecht.
“…a synergistic work that takes elements of sound from Western, Asian, and Native music, and interweaves them into a unique work, that has wonderful continuity, in terms of the title theme, bringing you a meditative, relaxing, chill out, magical trip, through that time between the shadows of twilight and dawn, when all things are possible…
“This is a wonderful work, that is a genuinely pleasing listening experience, yet, it can be allowed to flow in the background, without any conscious effort to listen, and its pleasing melodies still bring you comfort and tranquility, whether reading a book, sharing special moments of romance, or in meditative contemplation.” -- Rick McDaniel, Heart of the Cedar
In “Nightfall,” Cornell uses Native American flutes, bansuri flute (east Indian), ocarina, transverse bamboo flute, Irish whistle, and Anasazi flute in beautiful arrangements with piano, keyboards, and light percussion.
Cornell Kinderknecht, who lives in the Dallas, Texas area, is a performer of flutes and other woodwind instruments from around the world. His original compositions and playing have been described as soothing, soaring, haunting, and playful with influences of Native America, the Middle East, India, and the Far East. His musical style draws from his experience in the areas of classical, pop, folk, jazz and world music. He has twice been nominated as "Musician of the Year" at the Texas Music Awards, he has been a Top 5 Winner in the Instrumental category of the Great American Song Contest, and has multiple nominations for The Independent Music Awards.