Outside my window

Daffodils in front of a stone wall, advertising the project 'Outside my window'
Outside my window

Event details:

  • Performances: 5-6pm and 7-8pm, Friday 15 April 2022
  • Location: Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
  • Cost: These events are free with limited seating. Places must be booked in advance by contacting the Pier Arts Centre on  01856 850209
  • More info: https://www.pierartscentre.com/events/

A musical collaboration between composer, Gemma McGregor, and sound artist, Amy Beeston, culminating in two performances of their music that includes recordings, improvisation and a new trio for flute, violin and piano.

The material is based on reports of new appreciation for sounds during lockdown and includes anecdotes from the Kirkwall Women’s Book Club. The performance takes George Mackay Brown’s poem, St Magnus Day 1992, as the foundation for this collage event.

Outside my window daffodils
Dance in the north wind.
In another garden
A blackbird
Clothes, before leaves, a tree in song.

These performances are part of the Culture Collective project supported by Creative Scotland.

Logos for participants in the Culture Collective project, supported by Creative Scotland.
Amy Beeston