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Imogen Heap's Lifeline

Fans contribute sounds to the project

  • 19/04/2011
  • Adrian Larkin
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As an artist that has long been connected with her fans in cyberspace, it seems only natural that Imogen Heap would tap into crowdsourcing as a form of making music. It's a quest that has intensified her own album making process as we know it.

The former Grammy Award winner spent two solid weeks weeks writing and recording Lifeline and asked has asked people from all over the world to send in sounds from everyday life.

"People just loved the idea that they could record whatever sound they want and upload it to Soundcloud."

Heap will commence work on each single every 3 months, and by 2013 she hopes to have 12 songs enough to make up a full album.

In the weeks that she worked on the song, Japan experienced one of its biggest earthquakes in recorded history - an event that changed the course of the track itself. 

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