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The Nightline

Tune into the voices of Australia’s midnight soul in a mysterious listening club.

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The Nightline

Date: 19 Nov 2021

Lonely hearts and night owls. Insomniacs and shiftworkers.

Parents of restless babies and wide-eyed truckies barrelling down the highway. These are just some of the voices of The Nightline.

A concierge welcomes you into an intimate venue full of low-lit tables. On each is an old-school telephone and switchboard. This is your unique and direct connection to an extraordinary collection of over 600, anonymous soul-baring voice messages left between midnight and 6am. The messages, interwoven with a sound score, are just for you. No two guests will have the same experience.

Collected anonymously on a special hotline and arranged by pioneering audio theatremaker Roslyn Oades and sound artist Bob Scott, The Nightline is a sonic sampling of the nation’s midnight soul. You may find yourself whispered to or seduced with a song. You could be party to a confession or a cry from the heart. All you have to do is pick up the handset and listen …

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