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Sand, Silt, Flint

The new album from Fiona Soe Paing, coming soon....




“SAND, SILT, FLINT”  is Fiona Soe Paing’s second studio album project, currently in development.  Inspired by the landscape, folklore and rich balladry tradition of North East Scotland, the project combines Fiona’s electronica productions and voice with Scottish traditional instrumentation.   Each track on the album is linked to a specific North East location and story,  and using the Doric dialect of the North East, re-imagines traditional ballads from the area, and creates new songs inspired by landscape and folklore.


The project in being developed association with Aberdeen based production company Open Road.  With thanks to Creative Scotland and Help Musicians UK for their support in funding the album, and to  NatureScot and The Elphinstone Institute of the University Of Aberdeen for their siupport. 



The album will be presented in a series of outdoor geo-located soundwalks using the “Echoes” mobile app and GPS technology, with binaural headphone mixes by sound artist Jamie Smith. The listeners path is guided by the audio,  the album’s songs interwoven with excerpts of archive recordings, spoken word, and field recordings, creating an interactive listening environment where the songs can be experienced in the setting which inspired them. 

The launch event for the first walk takes place at Forvie National Nature reserve, on the weekend of May 29/30, and is inspired by the legend of the Sands of Forvie.  The event also includes a screening of a short film by North East performance company Dudendance, created with support from Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund.  For full info on the Forvie event, scan the QR code below to your phone.