January, February & March
You can see what's coming up across our projects over the next couple of months here...
DISTANT VOICES NEW STUDIO EP!In January, recording begins for a brand new Distant Voices EP at Chem 19 studios. The EP will feature 5 tracks written through the project by people with experience of the Criminal Justice System and some of Scotland's most celebrated songwriters. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates and sneak peaks!
A GIANT ON THE BRIDGELooking a little further ahead, we're buzzing about this exciting new show which takes place on 9th April 2020 at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Rachel Sermanni, Louis Abbott, Jo Mango, Solareye and Jill O'Sullivan will perform songs & stories co-written with people connected to the criminal justice system. Every year in Scotland 20,000 people return home from prison to an uncertain future. ‘A Giant on the Bridge’ is an urgent and compelling narrative-gig experience which invites its audience into the unique space we must inhabit in order to understand this hidden homecoming experience. Acoustic songwriting, Scottish hip hop and subtle soundscapes are interwoven in a collaborative meeting of five of Scotland’s foremost musicians. Identity, community, systems, injustice and restoration are explored via the many human perspectives of these untold stories. ‘A Giant on the Bridge’ has been researched & co-created by the Distant Voices collective: comprising those who have crossed the bridge home and those yet to, as well as others connected to the criminal justice system. The piece has been devised by Jo Mango with Phil Crockett Thomas, Fergus McNeill and award-winning dramaturg Liam Hurley. Presented by The Queen's Hall. For tickets and further information click here.
IN TUNE AT HMP PERTH
Unbound continues every Tuesday evening from 6- 8.30pm! In 2019 we had photography sessions with Beth Chalmers, learned about vocal techniques with Donna Maciocia and focused on collaborative songwriting. We're looking forward to getting creative again in 2020!
If you or someone you know is interested in coming along to Unbound just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org