Development Work

The pieces below are archive excerpts from the devising process we started from Stellar Quines and Bijli's Make Do and Mend during the pandemic of March 2021, Assembly Roxy in April 2021, our residency in Scourie (the Scottish Highlands) in May 2021 to our week development at National Theatre of Scotland in October 2021. To find out more about each stage of the process please visit our blogs. During the development process all the characters were annonymised including Anne who became Isla.

As part of the development process, in 2021 we hosted three digital events to highlight the art forms being used: story, music, and food. We invited exciting artists and contributors to share creative work and discussion exploring the themes of the piece, identity, belonging, landscape, and mixed heritage. Hosted by one of our Co-Directors, Niloo-Far Khan, we wanted to have a conversation about how the themes have shaped our practice and how we are developing them in the piece.

To find out more about each stage of the process including our zoom events on storytelling, music and food please visit our blogs.

Listen to our Music

Listen to Anne Wood's compositions and musical collaborations with Rakae Jamil, Rick Wilson, Afnan Iftikar and Niloo-Far Khan.

Alap Map

Isla (Anne) a young professional musician explores her belonging in her own landscape with a sense of longing for the unknown part of her belonging in Pakistan. Music and composition by Anne Wood, Farouq was played by Afnan Iftikhar.

Scotland & Pakistan 

Anne Wood and Rakae Jamil improvise using classical instruments which started creating the sound world for Isla and Farouq's characters.

One Land

Isla with her fascination of mountains and rocks personifies the relationship of land, water and nature to find a sense of her identity and place. Male vocals by Afnan Iftikhar. Visuals and video composition created by Visual Artist John McGeoch.

I'm Here

Isla a little bit older now arrives in Karachi to a bustling city and meeting her father for the first time. Visuals and video composition created by Visual Artist John McGeoch.