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JENNY STURGEON: THE LIVING MOUNTAIN

Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter “who brings together the old and new with a rare skill” (R2 Magazine). Jenny’s music is rich with imagery and her songs are bound together by common threads of nature and the connection people have within the landscape.

The Living Mountain is a solo audio-visual performance inspired by Nan Shepherd’s celebrated book of the same name. The project explores Nan’s writing, the Cairngorm mountain range and human connections with the wild through lyrical, melodic and visual interpretation. The live performance features music by Jenny Sturgeon and film curated by Shona Thomson; with stunning imagery from Scotland The Big Picture, filmmakers Robyn Spice and Hannah Bailey, as well as 1940s archive film from National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. The meditative experience of the combined audio and imagery are a soothing and poignant exploration of what it means to connect
with a landscape and to find a sense of place.

The Living Mountain November 2021 tour sold out at the majority of venues and was described as an “outstanding piece of multi-media art… [where] inspired literature, gorgeously curated music and innovative filmmaking collide in a mosaic of ed art” (Three Chords and The Truth)

“An exquisite, spellbinding, life-affirming and totally immersive experience.” Folking.com

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