Music in the American Wild (2018)
Music in the American Wild began as a celebration of the 2016 U. S. National Park Service Centennial.
During the Summer of 2016 the American Wild Ensemble toured seven national parks to premiere the works recorded here. Eleven composers and eight performers came together to fill several of our country’s grandest natural venues with a new opus of inherently American music. These commissioned works, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, were inspired by the history, variety, and majesty of our national parks and other American landscapes. From caves and mountaintops to forests and lakeshores, the Music in the American Wild initiative honored a major milestone in American conservation by letting new music ring out from sea to shining sea.