ecology music landscape mythology
air falbh leis na h-eòin
(away with the birds)
For the last three years I’ve been working with Hanna Tuulikki on her Away with the Birds project, involving the mimesis of birdsong in traditional Gaelic music of the Western Isles. Hanna has been researching source material and developing her own interpretations within this tradition in various modalities of cross-form artworks. The culmination of the first phase was a series of performances of her choral composition in the harbour bay of the island of Canna in August 2014.
My role has involved field recording, ornithology and soundscape performance.
Two excerpts from on site rehearsals for the performances:
The beginning of movement 5.