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HEAR Now is the audio equivalent of a film festival for fans, performers and producers of contemporary audio story-telling in all its forms: live and scripted solo performances, multi-voiced performance, classic radio drama, experimental narrative, and much more.

This four-day Festival offers a multi-faceted program showcasing the many forms of audio fiction and sound art story-telling in theaters and other “listening” venues. HEAR Now presents audio fiction programs that exemplify traditions of craftsmanship, as well as aesthetic and technological innovation.

The 2017 HEAR Now Festival will again be a gathering place where the work of master storytellers is celebrated and shared.

Audio drama, audiobooks, recorded, and live story-telling -- sketches, poetry, spoken word -- alongside academic papers, juried competitions, and presentations on the physics of sound, as well as performance workshops, will round out this intensive listening event for the 2017 Hear Now Festival.

The following schedule is still ’under construction’ and subject to updates prior to June 6, 2017.
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Friday, June 9 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
NATF Playhouse: “Nuclear Nightingales” Cricket’s Bone Caravan

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From From Cynthia Wolfe of Loose Lit Media for WFIU comes “Nuclear Nightingales”
Cricket’s Bone Caravan

Readings from the oral history Voices from Chernobyl by 2015 Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. Soundscape features nightingales and ambience from the exclusion zone.

Cynthia will be at the session to discuss her production


Friday June 9, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Cinemark Theater 'A' 526 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112

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