A deeply reflective audio-visual performance, ‘The Third Wave’ is a suite in three movements featuring newly composed music, traditional material and archive recordings with onstage visuals and projection mapping. The title and central concept refers to John Finlay MacLeod, who leapt overboard from the stricken Iolaire with a rope and was carried on to the rocks on the third wave. Half of those who survived, did so by means of this rope. The suite is a framework to honour those lost, those who survived, and a means to share stories of the three generations of families connected to the disaster.
Co-commissioned by 1418 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and An Lanntair.