About National Parks Commissioning Project
The National Parks Project provides a platform for creative collaboration between newly written compositions by US composers and the beauty of US National Parks. It perfectly communicates the underlying aspirations of the Green Dot Journey: to forge a close connection with the audience members, as well as to encourage innovative interactions in music, art, and nature.
Seven different National Parks are featured every four years by the winners of the Green Dot Journey Composer Competition. The winner’s pieces are a musical description of particular National Parks. Vanessa hopes to create a music video in each park as the pieces are written and eventually have a library of National Park videos featuring every National Park in the United States.
If you are interested in donating to the National Parks Project please click here. Thank you for supporting the collaboration of modern composers and their music and the beauty of National Parks!
“I find what you are doing to be truly inspiring. The world needs such a journey; mother nature needs it. Too many people look to classical music as too artificial and it is true that instruments such as the violin suffer when exposed to the atmosphere, but playing them within a natural environment is unspeakably beautiful, beyond the capacity of words alone, and suggests that just maybe, humans have already discovered a way to merge the synthetic with the natural, in a world where humans have become increasingly synthetic themselves. I commend you, as your silhouette ignites against the rising sun and your music resounds across the infinite space of time and sky, where it speaks to all things, living or not, through a profound resonance that is understood without needing to be understood. Your home is wherever you are, and my spirit is lifted to know that for you, this can be true.” – James Wu