Matilda is about to embark on a journey – a great walk, an
In Autumn 2019, she will walk the length of Scotland, solo, self
sufficient, carrying everything she needs on her back, without any ‘expedition’
support. She will walk over mountains, through valleys, towns and one city –
The city of Glasgow. She will be walking through some of the most beautiful
and desolate wilderness of Scotland. It will be Matilda’s own route – linking old
paths to make a new path.
During her walk Matilda will be composing and performing music. The music
she imagines will emerge and develop through the people she meets, the
landscapes she passes in and through, the thoughts that will run through her
head – her mind turning over like her feet stepping one foot in front of the other.
She has selected six venues along her path where these performances will
take place alongside community events and performances planned before the
walk. Matilda will also invite members of her ensemble to play with her in each
venue. The selected musicians will join Matilda on her walk for a short time and
accompany her as she arrives at the venue.