A musical journey exploring the connection between people and birds, Northern Flyway delves into the ecology, folklore and symbolism of birds and birdsong, offering an intense and visceral audio-visual experience, set against a lush evocative skyscape of bird images.
Inge Thomson and Jenny Sturgeon are joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow) and phenomenal vocal sculptor Jason Singh. Together they draw on the extensive field recordings of musician, composer and birdsong expert Magnus Robb, creating a multi dimensional and magically immersive performance, combining vocal and instrumental composition with sonic experimentation into the nature and rhythms of birdsong.
Resonating throughout the piece are themes of migration, both human and avian, the cyclical nature of the seasons and humanity’s relationship with nature.
Set design and lighting by Simon Gane. Projection mapping by Ben Everett.