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Hanna Tuulikki: Away with the Birds / Air falbh leis na h-eòin

2 – 4pm

The Bowes Museum

Hanna Tuulikki’s performance is a body of work exploring the mimesis and representation of birds in the Scottish Gaelic song tradition.

At the heart of Away with the Birds/ Air falbh leis na h-eòin is a vocal composition weaving together fragments of Gaelic song poetry that imitate birds into a textual tapestry of sound, emerging from and responding to, landscape.

This event comprises a screening of the film documenting the performance of Away with the Birds on the isle of Canna in 2014 (49’38) followed by a live performance-lecture (60′) in which Tuulikki shares her embodied research into the mimesis of birds in Scottish Gaelic song and unpicks some of the themes behind the work.

Hanna Tuulikki is a Finnish-English vocalist, musician and artist, born in Sussex, who is involved in the Nalle and Scatter musical projects, and has also contributed to the One Ensemble of Daniel Padden. Her vocals have been compared to those of Joanna Newsom and Björk on occasion, also attracting comparisons to Yoko Ono and Lau Nau. As well as singing, she plays the kantele, a traditional Finnish stringed instrument, and the flute.