Distant Voices: ‘Not Known at this Address’ Trailer link
The ESRC/AHRC funded project called ‘Distant Voices — Coming Home’ [www.distantvoices.org.uk], launches its first album, ‘Not Known at This Address’ in Glasgow on Friday 25 May 2018 at St Luke’s Music and Arts Venue, and in Edinburgh at ‘Hidden Door Festival’ on Tuesday 29 May 2018. The performances will feature Kris Drever (BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year), Rachel Sermanni, Emma Pollock and Louis Abbott (of Admiral Fallow).
The project teams-up Scottish musicians and songwriters with people who have different kinds of experience of the criminal justice system to write and record songs. The musicians have worked in songwriting ‘sessions’ to co-write material with people in prison, people who have served community sentences, prison officers and governors, social workers and probation officers, victims of crime, families affected by imprisonment, academics and Post Graduate Researchers.
The list of other artists appearing on the record includes the Mercury Music Prize nominated C Duncan, Admiral Fallow, Dave Hook (Solareye, Stanley Odd), Pronto Mama, Bdy_Prts, Fiskur and others. The project began as a collaboration between Vox Liminis [www.voxliminis.co.uk] and the SCCJR at the University of Glasgow [www.sccjr.ac.uk] and has extended to include both the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh. The resultant songs have been performed or played in many settings. From academic conferences around the world to radio play and music festivals, they invite and inform dialogue and deliberation about justice.
For more information and to find out how to purchase tickets, please visit the Facebook event pages
(Glasgow: https://www.facebook.com/events/544550482611901/ )
Proceeds go to our partner charity, Vox Liminis, and will support further creative work in and around criminal justice.