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 integrated art” (Three Chords and The Truth)
“An exquisite, spellbinding, life-affirming and totally immersive experience.” Folking.com [//Folking.com]
“One might argue it's only when moulded in the hands of artists like Jenny Sturgeon that powerful messages of the wilderness have the potential to move all our lives in a green direction” Irish Music Magazine
“Musically superb, absolutely fascinating and utterly charming” ShireFolk
“A genuinely inspiring work”R2 Magazine - review of The Wren And The Salt Air