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Nosy Noras and earwiggers will be pleased to know their talents can be put to good use this month, as a new project entitled Stolen Voices aims to turn overhead conversations, voices and sounds into music.

The brainchild of Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Louise Collins, Stolen Voices will enable the general public to input pieces of overheard conversations into specially made computer terminals placed around public areas in Seaham. The snippets of conversations will then be made into music by innovative Newcastle-based composer (and NARC. scribe) Mariam Rezaei.

“We’ve called the project Stolen Voices as it’s all about listening, overhearing and the divisions between public places and private conversations.” Explains Johanna. “At the same time, we want to use listening to celebrate how sound makes a place unique.”

The finished compositions will be performed at Roobarb ‘n Custard café in Seaham on Sunday 8th May.

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