International Audio Arts Festival
April 4th-7th 2019
Brit Jensen is an audio documentary maker,
editor, sound lover & investigative journalist
based in Czech Republic.
Listen to Lockdown in Stereo HERE
DENMARK / THE CZECH REPUBLIC
After over 200 entries from 30+ countries we are thrilled to announce the HearSay Audio Prize 2021 Winners. Featuring entries of new work and existing work via two separate streams, CREATE (new work created for the HearSay Prize 2021) and CELEBRATE (exisiting work reimagined for HearSay). All entries to both streams were also eligible for SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS.
The prize winning audio works were presented at a very special HearSay Prize 2021 ceremony during the HearSay HomeFires online festival on Friday 14th May 2021. You can now experience the 11 winning pieces yourself below.
Note: Listening with headphones is definitely recommended. Subtitles are provided for works not in English.
CREATE - Gold Award Overall Award for work created especially for the HearSay Prize 2021
AND CREATE - GanBéarla Award For new work in a language other than English
AND CREATE - FearLess Award tears up the unwritten rulebook to simply demand to be listened to on its own terms
Lockdown in Stereo
by Brit Jensen
CELEBRATE - Gold Award Overall Award for pre-existing/re-imagined work
AND CELEBRATE - GanBéarla Award For work in a language other than English
Going To Switzerland
by Stefanie Müller-Frank
Stefanie Müller-Frank is an audio
documentary storyteller and works for
public radio as a freelance author.
She is based in Berlin and Basel.
SWITZERLAND / GERMANY
CREATE - Heard Award Audio that foregrounds under-represented experiences, perspectives, and voices
by Gia DeMonaco
CREATE - HearSay Rising Award (Joint Winners) For those in full time education and/or under 21yrs
by Niamh O'Brien
Niamh is a harp player & singer from Co.
.Limerick, Ireland. She is studying for a PhD
in arts practice at University of Limerick,
exploring place & community using music,
audio narratives, and deep mapping.
Listen to Passing Notes HERE
by Lydia Kenny
Lydia Kenny is a BASc Arts and Sciences
student at University College London, and is
also an actor-musician. Chameleon is Lydia’s
first foray into documentary radio.
Listen to Chameleon HERE
CREATE - Art Award Sound Art, Radio Art that is on the edge of our senses and understanding
Nyokabi Kariuki is a composer-performer
based between USA & Kenya. Her works
range from classical contemporary to choral
music, film, experimental pop,
explorations into sound art, electronics, &
East African musical tradition.
Listen to A Walk Through... HERE
KENYA / USA
A Walk Through My Cucu's Farm
by Nyokabi Kariuki
CELEBRATE - Heard Award Audio that foregrounds under-represented experiences, perspectives, and voices
Walks Like A Duck
by Jo Rowntree & Catherine Carr
Jo Rowntree & Catherine Carr (pictured)
have worked together on a number of award-
winning projects for BBC Radio 4 & BBC
CREATE - Provoke Award audio that unearths thoughts that unsettle, engage or enrage
Then Came The Birds
by Sarah Mashman
Sarah Mashman is a freelance audio
producer based in lutruwita/ Tasmania. She
has created work for SBS, ABC,CBAA, KCRW
& Google. She is a volunteer audio mentor
for All the Best & a podcast tutor for the
University of Sydney.
SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS Selected from all entries submitted to CREATE / CELEBRATE
CREATE - Zest Award the lemon slice in a refreshing drink on a too hot day – playful, funny, joyful, or surprising
by Cy X
CY X is a storyteller & cyber witch merging
sound, video art, performance, & sonic-
based research. Fusing art and technology
with the practice of witchcraft, they are
inspired to use spells, rituals, and alchemic
practices to fundamentally alter the world
Listener discretion advised: features adult material
CREATE - Human Award forges a connection with lived experience, with our beautiful and sometimes fragile humanity
by Lucy Maddox
Lucy is a clinical psychologist, writer &
podcaster based in Bristol. Audio is a
relatively recent passion for her & she
particularly likes to try to amplify the voices
of people & stories that aren't always heard.
CELEBRATE - FearLess Award tears up the unwritten rulebook to simply demand to be listened to on its own terms
Heralds Of Rain
by Ruben Nachtergaele & Eva De Groote
Ruben Nachtergaele is a sound artist &
musician, composing & performing electro-
acoustic music. Eva De Groote is a writer &
audiomaker. Together they form
Audiobrewery Selkie, creating podcasts &
OVERALL AWARDS Selected from all entries submitted to CREATE / CELEBRATE