Wild Mountains Songs
Wild Mountains Songs, is a songwriter’s retreat on the “edge of the world”. Inspired by the days of Songs of Applewood, and the need to escape reality in order to tap into her true creative self, Emma Bosworth created the retreat for established songwriters at a special place, The Wild Mountains.
Now in it’s second year, the weekend retreat offers songwriters a chance to reconnect to the land, their creative self, and enables them to create two new collaborative pieces with two different co-writers. There have been significant outcomes from the initial weekend that took place in March 2016. Five out of the six songs have taken a new lease of life. Megan Cooper recorded both of her songs (written with Ben Hale and Kahl Wallis) for her next album, Screamfeeder (Kellie Lloyd and Tim Steward) released their song as the second single off their upcoming album, and Emma Bosworth is performing both of her songs live (written with Tim Steward and Ben Hale) and will be added to her next album recording.
The venue, The Wild Mountains, is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation. The Wild Mountains is south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park. Accommodation and healthy vegetarian meals are provided as part of this package, set on a platform over looking the Gold Coast Hinterland. A guided walk with bush food and land history is provided.
This retreat is ideal for artists wanting to escape day-to-day distractions (phones included if you can), who want to live more simply, and be inspired by the beauty of mother nature. The project was formed with community, the natural environment and artistic creation equally at heart.
Bow Campbell, Skye Staniford, Benjamin Hale, Robert Crook, Matt Cochran, Emma Bosworth, Eddie Jacobson, Yeo, Tamara Bell
“It’s so exciting to come away and realise that the world is still so full of potential – potential art, potential collaborations, potential new friends. It was a real shot to the arm, and to be honest, I’m still quavering emotionally in my middle. A lot to process, an amazingly rich gift of renewed vision in my life” Tamara Bell (The Hits), 2017 participant
Kellie Lloyd, Tim Steward, Kahl Wallis, Megan Cooper, Benjamin Hale, Emma Bosworth
“The Wild Mountains was the perfect place to get away from the city and write songs. In fact it was the perfect place to get away for any reason. Beautiful views, fresh air, great little sleeping area and well appointed communal hall. I felt welcomed and it was a real honor to be invited to such a special place. The food was lovely, the walk around the forest was beautiful and seeing so many stars is always a revelation” Kellie Lloyd (Screamfeeder), 2016 participant
LISTEN TO SCREAMFEEDER SINGLE “All Over It Again “Written at Wild Mountains Songs 2016 here.
View other videos of songs written and recording during the last Wild Mountains Song retreat here
The next retreat will take place in early 2018. To submit your interest, complete this quick questionnaire here
Or contact Emma for further information: