The first HearSay festival is finally here: tomorrow I will be heading over to the small village of Kilfinane in Co. Limerick, where professionals and lovers of radio and experimental sound will be gathering mecca-style to share, celebrate, get to know each other’s work – and have a couple of pints, no doubt…
As some of you know I have been involved as a contributor in the lead up to the Festival, but what I am really looking forward is getting stuck in and presenting one of the programme’s SoundOut talks.
Entitled ‘The Sounds of Basilicata‘ this will be a virtual audio-journey through the southern Italian region I am from. You can expect a lively ‘crash-course’ through sound on the local natural environment, folk traditions, history, food and music. There will be some video footage too of the extraordinary votive ‘dance of the ceri‘, which is becoming increasingly rare, even for the south of Italy. Not to be missed if you are in any way interested in Italy, ethnography – or sound, of course!
If you’re there please do come up and say hello!
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