International Audio Arts Festival
29th September - 1st October 2017
Rikke Houd (Denmark) Kaitlin Prest (Canada) Tony Churnside (UK) Niall Brady (Ireland) Jesse Cox (Australia) Benoit Bories (France) Jonathan Mitchell (USA) Ronan Kelly (Ireland) Aline Pénitot (France) Sam Greenspan (USA) Jimmy Eadie (Ireland) Louis Kornfeld (USA) Chris Brookes (Canada) Eleanor McDowall (UK) Tim Desmond (Ireland) Sharon Mashihi (USA) Diarmuid McIntyre (Ireland) Luke Clancy (Ireland) Helen Keen (UK) Mairead O'Connor (Ireland) La Cosa Preziosa (Italy) Kevin Thornton (Ireland) Nina Garthwaite (UK) Helen Zaltzman (UK) Ciaran Kissane (Ireland) Sarah Blake (Ireland) Neil Sandell (Canada & France) Kevin Brew (Ireland) Michael Umney (UK) Laurent Baraton (France) Mary Elaine Tynan (Ireland) Alan Hall (UK) Cristín Leach Hughes (Ireland) Miriam Underhill (UK) Tadhg O'Sullivan (Ireland) Ed Baxter (UK) Mary McDonnell (Ireland) Annie McEwen (Canada) Deirdre O'Shaughnessy (Ireland) Julia Barton (USA) Hurdy Gurdy (Ireland) Limerick Gospel Choir (Ireland) In the Dark (Bristol) (UK) Eugene Boyle (Ireland) Grace Digney (UK/Ire) Conor Garrett (UK/IRE) Steven Rajam (UK) Eoin O'Kelly (Ireland) Zoe Comyns (Ireland) The Resonance Radio Orchestra (UK) Cathy FitzGerald (UK) Laura Morris (France) Brendan Baker (USA)
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“A magical, informative, inspiring experience.” ::: “A brilliant and inspiring festival well worth visiting.” ::: “An extraordinary adventure into sound. The perfect festival.” :;: “Completely magical, slightly mad, unexpected, unconventional, surprising and wonderful.” ::: “A new kind of audio festival that presented fresh ideas in intimate ways, grounded in a rich and welcoming community.” ::: “Woodstock for radio!”
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Our mission is a simple one: "To create a home that celebrates and inspires creative audio all around the world. "
For three days and three nights this autumn that home is Kilfinane, a mountain village in Ireland that for the duration of the HearSay Audio Festival is taken over by the worlds finest audio makers. In 2015 that meant 84 incredible events in every nook and cranny of the village in a joyful gathering of audio adventurers from 25 countries. Come September 29th 2017 the magic begins again!
HearSay hosts international award-winning contributors from all disciplines of creative audio; radio features, film sound, sound art, theatre sound, music, audio fiction. Hearsay fosters collaboration & imagination, compelling insights, creative challenges, unique experiences with no name badges. HearSay means passion and free-flowing inspiration rooted in a real sense of community
If you want to join us, consider volunteering to be a crew member (CLOSED), pitch an idea for an event (CLOSED), or express interest in receiving an invite to attend (closing June 22nd). Click here for how