Teine Èiginn/Need Fire

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I composed a soundscape for Teine Èiginn/Need Fire – an installation created by performer and artist Dougie Strang. The teine èiginn or need fire was lit as part of a protective ritual, enacted during times of illness amongst people and/or livestock. Records show that the ritual was still in use in remote communities in the Scottish Highlands up until the end of the nineteenth century.

The installation had its first public performance at the Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh.

 

Selected Performances

2015
Hidden Door Festival, King’s Stables Road, Edinburgh

composition-voice-sound art