World War I Voices Project will create an "Auditory Cenotaph" using recordings of First World War Commonwealth PoW voices

Posted on on 03 July 2013
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South West Artwork is to create a sound archive which will allow people to hear the voices of British & Commonwealth prisoners of war.

Having received permission from The British Library and Humboldt University of Berlin South West Artwork will be broadcasting the sound archive via a public arts commission piece, "The Auditory Cenotaph".

The "WWI Voices Project" will be comprised "of some 200 recordings of British Empire prisoners-of-war, speaking in English and Scots, as well as Urdu and West African languages, made in Germany during the Great War".

The project has been developed over the last five years and will be completed in time for the Centenary of the First World War in 2014.

Images courtesy of the South West Artwork website

Source: South West Artwork website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News