The «Song Quilts» is a project of American singer and artist Elizabeth Hardy-Jones. The project visually interprets folk music from four distinct regions of Russia and the United States: Appalachian Mountain Music, Cowboy Music of the Western Plains, Moscow Music, and Music of the Russian Arctic. Each quilt is stitched using field recordings of women singing traditional music.
In my presentation at the Barents Bird Festival Elizabeth will talk about her project? show what has been already done, share the plans of her mission in the Russian North. She’ll be performing and sharing traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains and Western Plains.