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"One of the funniest, spookiest experiences I've ever had at the theater." — The Theater Times

"If you like Laurie Anderson, try St. Kilda" — Minneapolis Star Tribune

After the death of her grandmother, an American woman travels to an abandoned island off the coast of Scotland and unearths a dark family secret.

Steeped in Scottish folklore and told in a tradition as ancient as its subject matter, this tale of supernatural horror is performed and technically executed entirely by Jody Christopherson. Foley instrumentation, live singing, looping, and distortion pedals create a multilayered soundscape in near-darkness. Instruments include violin bows on bowls of water, cigar box guitars, pie tins full of salt, folk singing, and more. This narrative is inspired by the 1930 evacuation of Hirta, St. Kilda's only inhabitable island, and the role that music plays in women's narratives.

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