Songs of Separation is supported by:
We are seeking to work with a relevant corporate sponsor to help us share the work widely in 2017. We’d love to hear from you!
Information for corporate sponsors
Information for funders
Key themes for the work
- celebrating and recognising Scottish and the UK’s shared and different heritage
- raising awareness of the post-referendum world and a need for resolution and recognition
- reflecting upon the many types of ‘separation’ within our society
We want the music to bring listeners to a place where they reflect on the types of separation we face in life, how these come about, where they are positive and where they are negative, how they affect us emotionally and how we process this. We want our audience to consider the similarities and differences of our human experience, and how traditional music can tell us much about natural human responses to separation in its many forms.
- A recording of settings of traditional songs, on the theme of separation.
- Two newly composed songs to be included in the recording.
- A residential rehearsal and recording week, on the Isle of Eigg (supporting rural businesses, and supporting the island to further grow a reputation as a centre for musical excellence, contributing to a sustainable creative economy longer term).
- Two field recordings (at the sites of the ‘Big Women of Eigg’ legend).
- A short documentary film, available for free online, sharing the process and the theme with a wide audience.
- A website to host the products (film work / music clips).
- Daily film posts, during the residential week (to enable funders, sponsors and supporters to be closely connected).
- Beyond Borders Tour 2016: sharing the work through performances, workshops and collaborations in England, Scotland and Wales