LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE

Songs 4 Nature Songwriting Retreat

Date: September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Place: LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE | Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area (NWA)
Cost:

$280 / person
Price includes meals, taxes and fees. Note: Transportation is not provided.

Purchase

Are you an experienced adult songwriter who wants to be immersed in nature, and draw inspiration from a beautiful lakeside? Facilitated by Saskatchewan songwriters Ryan Hicks, Kara Golemba, and our own Glenn Sutter, this retreat will give you a chance to create music in a wonderful natural setting and contribute to research about creativity and sense of place. Music created at this retreat will be featured in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's Nature Inspires exhibit and performed at the Songs for Nature Showcase at the Royal Saskatchewn Museum on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Preliminary Itinerary

  • Friday, September 22
    • 5 pm – Arrive and set up tents
    • 6 pm – Supper (pizza, with veggie option)
    • 7 pm – Icebreaker/Roundtable
    • 9 pm – Songs around the campfire
    • 11 pm Zzzzzzz….
  • Saturday, September 23
    • 7 am – Yoga
    • 8 am – Breakfast (muffins, fruit, etc)
    • 9 am – Context
    • 10 am – Songwriting time
    • Noon – Lunch
    • 1 pm – Hike to grasslands trail
    • 4 pm – Songwriting time
    • 6 pm – Supper (make your own subs, salads)
    • 7:30 pm – Facilitator sessions (3 sessions, 20 minutes each)
    • 8:30 pm – Song Circle (possibly sponsored by Nokomis Craft Ales!)
    • 11 pm – Zzzzz…..
  • Sunday, September 24
    • 7 am – Yoga
    • 8 am – Breakfast
    • 9 am – Group song
    • 11 am – On-site demo recording
    • Noon – Lunch then departure

Things to Bring

  • Tent and sleeping bag
  • Hook book
  • Yoga mat
  • Pocket notebook and pencil(s)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Rain gear
  • Your favorite snacks
  • "Campfire" guitar (one which you are okay bringing outside) or an acoustic instrument of your choice. An electric piano will be available.

Learn more about Songs 4 Nature by checking out the work they did with high school students in 2016-17. Music from that season is currently on display in Nature Inspires, in the Royal Saskatchewn Museum Life Sciences Gallery. For more information about the Songs 4 Nature Songwriting Retreat, email us.


This project is undertaken with the financial support of