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.

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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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