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Green Tease: Songwriting & Climate Change with Jo Mango

Join singer songwriter Jo Mango and Creative Carbon Scotland for an interactive discussion and workshop exploring the themes of climate change and environmental sustainability through songwriting practice.

Over the past year Jo Mango and CCS have worked together on an AHRC-funded research project Fields of Green, exploring the environmental sustainability of Scotland’s music festivals through the eyes of artists, audiences and festival organisers.

As part of this research Jo collaborated with leading Scottish singer-songwriters Rachel SermanniRM Hubbert, Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) and The Pictish Trail to produce a series of songs and the Wrack Lines EP exploring a gamut of emotions related to the themes of travel, the environment and music.

During this session we’ll hear from Jo about her process of collaborative songwriting pursued during Fields of Green to explore the theme of travel in musical practices. We’ll think about some of the questions raised through her collaboration with Scottish songwriters in relation to both the personal and environmental sustainability of touring practices and reaching new audiences.

Jo will give a live performance of the some of the songs produced during the project, accompanied by an interactive session exploring the different ways in which songwriting practices and music festivals can address climate change.

Academic partners for Fields of Green include the University of Edinburgh, University of the West of Scotland, Lancaster Institute for the Performing Arts.

Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme, designed to build connections between creative practices and environmental sustainability. All Green Tease events are free to attend. Refreshments are provided.


29th March 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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