Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. Award-winning Irish composer Linda Buckley’s Aud draws on the Icelandic Sagas. Lillie Harris’ Elsewhen seeks to capture the strangeness, wonder, and melancholy of Orkney’s ancient sites, whilst in Carry His Relics, Orkney composer Gemma McGregor describes a journey along the St Magnus Way. Faroese composer Eli Tausen á Lava draws on legends of the Selkies common across the North. The music is accompanied on screen by stunning video curated by Craig Sinclair and abstract art in response to the music by Orla Stevens.
Please note the following show(s):
August 17th – Relaxed Performance and Audio Described (unit with headset)
Commissioned for Orkney International Science Festival 2021. Supported by Creative Scotland, PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music and by The Ambache Charitable Trust – raising the profile of music by women.
Ed McKeon, Founder and Director of Third Ear Music, is talking about Sagas and Seascapes and the reason why it was selected to be a part of Made in Scotland showcase.