Northern Flyway is a brand new music and visual creation by Inge Thomson and Jenny Sturgeon, exploring the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong.
Also featuring singer/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow) and the phenomenal vocal sculptor Jason Singh, it draws on such sources as the extensive field recordings of musician/composer and birdsong expert Magnus Robb, Sturgeon’s background as a biologist and Thomson’s home turf of Fair Isle, combining vocal and instrumental composition, sonic experimentation and lush, evocative visuals. Themes of human and avian migration, the seasons’ cycle and humanity’s relationship with nature also resonate through this multi-dimensional, magically immersive experience. Northern Flyway is set against a landscape of bird images, creating an intense visceral, audio-visual experience.
Jenny Sturgeon - harmonium, vocals
Inge Thomson - accordion, electronics, vocals
Sarah Hayes - flute, keys
Jason Singh - electronics, mimesis
Magnus Robb - viola, sampling
Projection, set design and lighting will be curated by Simon Gane and Ben Everett.
Stage wear will be designed and created by textile artist Neila Nell. Northern Flyway will be set against a landscape of bird images to create an intense visceral audio-visual experience. This is an innovative and exciting new project.