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Vox Liminis presents: Distant Voices

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Vox Liminis presents: Distant Voices: Not Known at This Address with C Duncan, Admiral Fallow Trio and Emma Pollock – launching a truly remarkable album. The Distant Voices project brings together some of Scotland’s most acclaimed songwriters with people who have first hand experience of the criminal justice system.  Co-writers on the album include prisoners, prison staff, researchers and social workers. Through these diverse collaborations, Not Known at This Address offers a unique, and uniquely human, portrait of criminal justice in Scotland.  An impressive roster of artists have contributed to Distant Voices over the last two years.

The album features the talents of Kris Drever, C Duncan, Admiral Fallow, Emma Pollock, Rachel Sermanni, Pronto Mama, Bdy_Prts, Fiskur and Donna Maciocia. Originally recorded in prisons and community settings, as part of a number of songwriting workshops, each of the tracks has been re-recorded at Glasgow’s legendary Chem19 Studios, in collaboration with the co-writers.

For the Hidden Door show, we’re delighted that Admiral Fallow (Trio), C Duncan and Emma Pollock will perform their own sets, before re-joining the house band to play Not Known At This Address in full. In a system that often thinks about things – and people – in black and white terms, Distant Voices attempts to add colour and humanity back into the discussion.

Distant Voices is run in partnership between the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, University of West of Scotland, and Vox Liminis. Funding for this project comes from Creative Scotland, the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council, the Art and Humanities Research Council (ES/P002536/1) and the Scottish Prisons Service.

 

 

 

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Edinburgh International Festival Finalises Contemporary Music Line-up

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As mentioned in our initial news piece covering the Edinburgh International Festival programme launch the contemporary music element was only to be finalised on May 02. As that was yesterday the full line-up is now available.

Joining the already publicised John Grant & St. Vincent shows in the city during August the Edinburgh Gin Seaside-sponsored Light On The Shore performances will feature shows from homegrown talent in the shape of Mogwai, The Vaselines, The Jesus And Mary Chain, King Creosote, Django Django, C. Duncan, Karine Polwart, Honeyblood, Spinning Coin, Happy Meals, Fire Engines, The Pastels, Sacred Paws, The Van Ts and Bossy Love

Guest curators Neu! Reekie! play host to Lydia Lunch and Michael Rother, along with poet Linton Kwesi Johnson whilst electronic-folk pioneers Lau oversee a home and away list of performers in their Lau-Land presentation - Joan As Police Woman, Egyptian electronica artist Nadah El Shazly, folk singer Alasdair Roberts, the psychedelic sound of James Holden, the traditional pipes of Rona Lightfoot and Brighde Chaimbuel, chamber-folk quartet RANT, acapella traditional singers Landless and the Whitburn Band.

Performances will take place across 14 nights at the Leith Theatre, which is re-emerging after 30 years of neglect thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Leith Theatre Trust and Hidden Door festival. As well as Edinburgh Gin Seaside the programme of events is supported by the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund, Leith-based technical partners Black Light and The Warehouse, and in association with the National Museum of Scotland’s exhibition Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop.

Tickets and further information for all performances can be found here from 10:00 on 04/5/18.

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