The American Wild Ensemble performed a program of music by American women composers at Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY, in March 2018. Here, AWE co-director Emlyn Johnson talks about the mission of the Music in the American Wild initiative and its collaboration with WRNHP.
Music in the American Wild celebrates the people, places, and ideas that have helped shape American history and culture through the commission and performance of new music.
The American Wild Ensemble specializes in context-driven music that encourages our audiences to explore their environments through a different lens, engage with contemporary music in a new way, and foster the sense of community between performers, listeners, and the spaces that surround them. We design programming that is unique to each of our partnering organizations or locations, offering cohesive, site-inspired performances, workshops, and special events that support and reflect the vision of our collaborators.