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Distant Voices: Songwriting Between Prison and Community

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Distant Voices: Songwriting Between Prison and Community

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Distant Voices: Songwriting Between Prison and Community

Celtic Connections

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£5
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Dates and times

Tuesday 29 January 2019
5:30PM - 7:00PM

Ahead of a performance at the QMU on 31st January which features a stellar cast of Scottish song-writing talent, this talk explores the processes of collaborative song-writing and sharing involved in ‘Distant Voices’ – a project that brings people with experience of criminal justice together with Scottish musicians to create new and original work that challenges our understandings of crime, punishment and reintegration.

The talk will be introduced by Alison Urie who leads Vox Liminis -- the third sector organisation that hosts Distant Voices -- and Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) who, as the project’s Creative Lead, guided the production of our recent album ‘Not Known at this Address’. Louis will discuss and perform some of the songs written in the project, explaining and illustrating how the collaborative songwriting process takes place.

The event will also feature a panel discussion convened by Kim Long (Green Party Councillor In Glasgow and spokesperson on Criminal Justice) and involving some participants in Distant Voices, including Gordon McKean, Fergus McNeill and Jo Syme, whose collective expertise arises from having been through the system, working in it and studying it – and who have used these experiences in co-writing songs in the project.

Presented in partnership with Waterstones.

Venue

Waterstones

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EW