Download the free Tributaries app for iOS and Android
from Monday 10 August 2015

Tributaries is an immersive audio experience accessible via a new mobile 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.

Tributaries also invites you to add your own recordings, provoking reflections on the present day and your connection to ordinary lives in 1914-18.

Tributaries is a collaboration between Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Halsey Burgund

Please join us at the launch event.

LAUNCH EVENT: Halsey Burgund on Tributaries
a talk at the Laing Art Gallery

Halsey Burgund will travel from Boston to Tyneside to celebrate the launch of Tributaries with a day of events on Thursday 13 August 2015.

The artist will talk at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery from 3pm about the development of Tributaries, including a live demo and Q & A. He will also discuss his sound art practice, including his ideas around capturing public voices to interpret heritage and a sense of place.

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Members of the public are also invited to join Burgund and the project team from 6pm at the Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn. This informal social gathering is a perfect opportunity to learn more about Tributaries and to experience it by the iconic river Tyne.