International Audio Arts Festival
29th September - 1st October 2017
Should I be prepared to make and share sound?
Yes - HearSay is about inspiration! Passionate listeners are also very welcome
If you can, bring along a digital audio recorder (and laptop if thats easy to do) as there will be some playful opportunities to get involved in recording activity.
It can be great if you're creating audio on your own to get an opportunity to share, and get feedback from like-minded sound-heads. We're going to be creating informal spaces for people invited to HearSay to share their work with one another, so if you're up for sharing, listening, giving and getting feedback bring along some of your work on an smart phone, tablet, MP3 player or similar.
If you have a good quality portable speaker handy, you could bring that along too, it'll help facilitate some interesting experimentation
What should I expect if attending HearSay?
It’s going to be a busy and fun weekend, filled with lots of listening, chat and interaction. We’d like you to come along, feel at home and make new friends. We’re hoping that, in the spirit of the festival, all participants will be able to contribute their ideas & inspirations. The conversation and sounds will flow from morning ‘til night!
Kilfinane is a small community. The people here open their doors to the festival. We’d like you to come for the weekend and feel like you got to know Kilfinane and its people too.
If you have any other questions please do get in touch:
Twitter: @hearsayfestival #HearSay17
We can’t wait to meet you in September!
All the best,
The HearSay Team
What else should I bring with me?
Weather-wise, we're hoping for the best, but you never know...
The weather in Ireland in Autumn can be quite chilly so make sure you bring layers! Remember, this is Ireland so it can rain, be sure to pack a raincoat, and an umbrella is a great idea too!
We may hold events outdoors if weather permits so your woolly hat, thick socks, and colourful scarf won't go astray.
There are sound-related outdoor activities too, so if you like getting out and about, bring your walking boots.
If you play a musical instrument, bring it too!
Irish plugs and voltage are the same as the UK. Devices from outside the UK and Ireland will need adapters