Visiting Composer/Musician

Paul Miller

Miller wrote Heart of the Forest after four artist residencies at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in the Cascade Range. The artist residencies are part of the Spring Creek Project’s Long-Term Ecological Reflections program, which invites writers and artists to interact with environmental scientists, explore the forest, and write or create art. The program, in its twelfth year, is designed to collect reflections on the forest for the next two hundred years.

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Justin Ralls

Justin Ralls, composer, conductor, and writer, hailing from the Pacific Northwest, is inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the primal forms of creativity. He steadfastly believes in the transformative and communal power of music to bring ideas and communities together, whether human communities or between humans and the natural world.

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