Jenny Sturgeon : The Living Mountain

Music & Performance
Date: Sunday 22nd May
Time: 7:30pm-10pm
Venue: Birnam Arts Main Hall
Cost: £15


The Living Mountain is an evocative, uplifting and compelling audio-visual performance inspired by the book of the same name, written by Nan Shepherd in the 1940s and still hugely relevant today.
Devised and performed live by musician Jenny Sturgeon, The Living Mountain considers human connections with wild places through lyrical and melodic interpretation of the novel, and interweaves song with visuals from the Cairngorm Mountains National Park; filmed by videographer Robyn Spice, rewilding advocacy group Scotland The Big Picture and with archive imagery from the National Library of Scotland.
The meditative qualities of the combined audio and imagery provide a soothing and poignant exploration of what it means to connect with a landscape, and to find a sense of place. It marks a bold and significant step in Jenny Sturgeon’s development as one of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters. Sturgeon’s songcraft is at the centre of her engaging and honest performance.

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Living Mountain - Jenny Sturgeon