Stolen Voices

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Abstract

Stolen Voices Author: Rebecca Collins and Johanna Linsley This is a collection of files related to the research project “Stolen Voices” which investigated how listening can be used to understand the shifting identities of place. The documents uploaded here are referenced in the publication Collins, R. And J. Linsley, Sonic Detection: A Polygraph (Santa Barbara, CA: punctum books). This phase of the project has been financed by Royal Society of Edinburgh (grant ID. 1076). Early phases of the project received funding from Arts Council England (grant ID. 31424873), Aberdeen University with Aberdeen City Council for the Silver City Stories Festival (grant ID. MB16). A set of physical documents related to this submission are housed at the Theatre Collection at the University of Bristol. Value for the public can be found in the connection of materials gathered in distinct locations on the coast of the UK (Bournemouth, Felixstowe, Seaham in County Durham and Aberdeen) which collectively speak to contemporary politics in the UK. The aesthetic and creative potential of the data, its focus on sound and listening at specific points between 2014-2019 (pre-Brexit) speak to a particular time in the history of the UK and its relationship to Europe. The files are grouped according to geographic location which documents the “on-the-ground” fieldwork with a selection of materials related to the “Stolen Voices” investigation and consist of audio files, stored in a .WAV format, video files stored in .MPEG format and .docx or .pdf text files. A further set of materials relate to research seminars and pedagogical uses of the research. A final set are rehearsal materials from live performances which were performed under the title of “Her Figure a Song”.
Date made available30 May 2024
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Geographical coverageUNITED KINGDOM,Seaham, County Durhamn,UK,Bournemouth,Felixstowe,Aberdeen, Scotland

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