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Lost voices, found in song

Musical responses to the criminal justice system with Verity Sharp who explores the Distant Voices songwriting project in Scotland.

Verity plays music from two creative responses to the prison system: Distant Voices is a collaborative project between songwriters and people who have experienced Scotland’s Criminal Justice System, and DIRT by Burning Salt (aka Hannah Hull) is inspired by the woman and staff of London’s Holloway Prison.

Elsewhere on the programme landscape and nature inspire, with coastal music from Ellen Fullman and David Gamper, a new perspective on the pastoral courtesy of A Year in The Country, and Apostolos Loufopoulos’ electroacoustic piece depicting a metaphorical journey on the back of a bee.

Produced by Freya Hellier.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Duo Las Perlas De Huancavelica

    Vaca Ratay

    • Puro Tayta Shanti.
    • Little Axe Records.
  • Distant Voices

    Never Got to say Goodbye (feat. Donna Maciocia)

    • Not Known at this Address.
    • Vox Liminis.
  • Burning Salt


    • DIRT.
  • Apostolos Loufopoulos


    • Bee.
    • Touch.
  • Yamasuki

    Yamamoto Kakapote

    • Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki.
    • Biram ‎.
  • Tess Said So

    West of the Sun

    • Piaf's Boyfriend.
    • Preserved Sound.
  • Veljo Tormis

    Looduspildid (Nature Pictures): No. 4. Talvemustrid (Winter Patterns)

    Ensemble: musica intima.
    • Forgotten Peoples.
    • Atma.
  • Nancy Kerr & James Fagan


  • Richard Skelton


    • Border Ballads.
    • Aeolian.
  • De Evergreens

    Es Lilin

    • Surfing on the shores of Java and Casablanca.
    • The Monkey 45's.
  • Ellen Fullman & David Gamper

    Coastal Scrub

    • Pink Sea Thrift.
    • fo’c’sle.
  • Object Collection

    Look at Television

    • You are Under our Space Control.
    • Slip.
    • 13.
  • Left Hand Cuts off the Right

    What Now?

    • Purge.
  • Sproatly Smith

    Watching You

    • The Watchers.
    • A Year In The Country.


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