Tributaries is an immersive and contributory audio experience accessible via this app. It presents a location-sensitive score of original music merged with recorded voices, giving an insight into the daily reality of life, loss and love on Tyneside during the First World War. Using hundreds of local voices, Tributaries gives life to forgotten historical material from 100 years ago including diaries, letters, newspapers and logbooks from the collections of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Newcastle Libraries. The project also invites you to create your own recordings, provoking reflections on the present day and your connection to ordinary lives in 1914-18. All recordings are geo-located and automatically added to Tributaries enabling the sound experience to continually evolve over time.
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