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10 Amazing Things About HearSay 2014

1) The sudden realisation that the stranger who just bought you a pint is your favourite podcaster. 2) Knocking on any Kilfinane door to borrow a fork being perfectly acceptable behaviour. 3) The welcoming waft of hot breakfasts at Molly’s. 4) Getting blindfolded in the Library to taste Tayto crisps sandwiches. 5) The milky way, like a starry drape over your forest lodge. 6) Free beer.  In the church.…

Brief Encounter

Georgian staircase leads to experiment in sound fiction.

— So: you’re pacing this Georgian mansion recorder at hand, enjoying every creaky step and every rusty hinge.  You’re pretty sure you are alone, until one of the large heavy doors coughs up someone else.  The someone else smiles an unexpected hello from under their eyes, your reply gets half-caught in your throat.  It’s a…

Sound art as an imposition? Thoughts from ‘Listening for the City’ at The LAB

‘Beyond Noise and Silence: Listening for the City’ just concluded in Dublin: a two-part event focused on ‘exploring how the city’s sound environment might be used by artists, architects, and urban designers to activate experimental architectures, urban experiences, and new forms of public space‘.  It was a commendable move from Dublin City Council Arts Office to…

ISSTC13: Transmission Drift highlights

Annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation (ISSTC), August 28-29, 2013 Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Ireland From the ISSTC 2013 open call:  ‘Transmissions enable us to experience ideas, energy, data, sounds, events and art from distant and long ago places. In negating temporal and physical boundaries, transmissions sustain traditions between generations and…

WLP

World Listening Day 2013

It’s that time of year again!  Tomorrow will be World Listening Day 2013, organised by the lovely folk at the World Listening Project.  From their website here is some basic info on what the day is about: What is World Listening Day? World Listening Day happens annually on July 18th—the birthdate of R. Murray Schafer,…

Liminal State

_liminal State teaser

“Place is completed through the word, through the allusive exchange of a few passwords between speakers who are conniving in private complicity.” – Marc Augé, Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity _liminal State will open this Thursday 18th April at the Centre for Creative Practices (Lwr. Pembroke St., D2) and will run until April 25th. Free entry.  There…