Distant Voices Discussion: Songwriting Between Prison and Community (Celtic Connections)

Waterstones 153-157, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow / 29 Jan 2019 05:30 pm

As part of Celtic Connections, join us for a discussion exploring 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 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.