Air falbh leis na h-eòin

April 2011 to March 2013

Hanna Tuulikki’s Air falbh leis na h-eòin | Away with the birds is a body of work interrogating the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song. You can find the project website here.

In 2014 Air falbh leis na h-eòin becomes a sited performance and installation, made for the Isle of Canna. It’s created by an inter-disciplinary team of visual artists, musicians, textile artists, dancers, writers, sound recordists, ornithologists, conservationists and anthropologists.

Hanna’s vocal composition, Guth an Eòin | Voice of the Bird sits at the heart of the project. It’s written for a female vocal ensemble, reinterpreting archive, fragmenting and re-weaving extracts of Gaelic songs into an extended soundscape growing out of and responding to landscape. It explores the delicate nature of island-life, the co-existence of history and innovation, the relationships between bird, man and land.


Photograph by Suzy Glass

Away with the Birds is no longer being produced by Trigger. You can find out more about the project here.


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