“Composer Stephen Wood, who is also a naturalist by avocation, has reflected his residency in wild unspoilt places in an engaging and admirable divertimento entitled Untrammeled.”
– Karl Henning, EarRelevant
The compositions on Untrammeled are inspired by federally designated Wilderness areas where Stephen has explored and been Artist in Resident. Each composition highlights a specific quality, feature, or story the inspirational Wilderness area has to offer the world. Listen to samples of the Wilderness compositions below
I’m very excited to be sharing this new composition with you! The preservation of Natural Sounds and Night Skies is near and dear to my heart. The lack of human intrusion is never more pronounced when only the sound of crickets, frogs, wolves, and wind dominate the landscape and the sky is overwhelmed with stars, planets, northern lights, and the great Milky Way. This piece is in honor of not just the remaining existence of natural soundscape and stellar sky scapes, but also to the people whose dedicate themselves to preserving those realms – the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service.