Davidson-Arabia Mountain Preserve – Oct. 5th

Performance Event: October 5th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm


Just 15 minutes outside the Perimeter of Atlanta, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Preserve is a spectacular environment unique to Georgia and the Piedmont Region.  The monadnock outcropping offers an exceptional home to lichen, moss, plants, and trees who have formulated an existence completely symbiotic with their extreme granite environment.


Myles Brown – Composer; Connor Way – Composer; Abi Konnig – Poet; Simon Salt – Photographer; Janna Dudley – Visual Artist


Artist-Wilderness Connection Field Seminar Schedule:

“Explore and Discover – Discover and Explore”

1. Thursday June 5, 8 am – 12 pm – “Lichen”

2. Sunday June 15, 8 am – 12 pm – “Wildlife”

3. Saturday June 21, Evening time – “Summer Solstice Festival”

4. Wednesday June 25, 8 am – 12 pm – “Culture and History”


I am especially excited for this collaboration because of a my own recent inspirations at Arabia.  In 2012-2013 I spent 8 months observing and contemplating Arabia’s incredibly unique self-sustaining ecosystems called ‘solution pits’.  Working with Arabia’s Interpretive Ranger Robby Astrove I was able to develop a deep understanding of Arabia’s inherent qualities.

Being able to share that same experience with other composers, artists, and audiences is even more meaningful.

The resulting musical composition was inspired by Arabia’s champion.  The small red bulbous plant – Diamorpha smallii. 

“Diamorpha Smallii: A Granite Phenomenon” for oboe quartet