Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
will be hosting a performance of Northern Flyway on Saturday 22nd Sept. You can get tickets at the link below…
About the show:
This beautiful, resonating new work devised by stunning folk maestros Jenny Sturgeon and Inge Thomson, explores the ecology and folklore of birds in a visceral and evocative audio-visual feast. Drawing on the extensive field recordings of birdsong expert Magnus Robb, Sturgeon’s background as a biologist, and Thomson’s home turf of Fair Isle, Northern Flyway combines deeply felt lyrical material with deeply skilful vocal and instrumental mimesis against a visual skyscape of flocks, skeins and murmurations. Featuring singer/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow) and the phenomenal vocal sculptor Jason Singh, this is the ultimate tribute to the rhythms and myths of humanity’s winged companion.
Jenny — harmonium, dulcimer, vocals
Inge — accordion, electronics, vocals
Sarah Hayes — flute, keys, vocals
Jason Singh — electronics, mimesis
Projection, set design and lighting will be curated by Simon Gane and John Wilkie.
«A treat for the eyes, ears and heart. Hauntingly beautiful»
«The balance was perfect — a wonderful example of artistic synergy»
«We came, we saw, we listened, we absorbed, we loved — brilliant show»
«like watching a David Attenborough documentary, but with awesome music!»
«Incredible — I've never seen anything like that before!»
«Beguiling and beautiful — I look forward to seeing it again.»