Composing in the Wilderness - 2013

“The experience has been one of profound impact that has formulated a single path for me that had been two different worlds throughout my life. I’ve always been a naturalist and an environmentalist, and I’ve always been a composer and musician. The course combined those in a very present, dramatic, exponential way.”
— Stephen Wood (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
“Instead of trying to apply our own thoughts and society to that wilderness, we should see what that wilderness does to us. ... My piece was about the transformation that, hopefully, occurs when we take a break from the stresses and complexities of the society in which we live.”
— Samuel Hunter (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)