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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Keisha Dutes

Greater New York City Area

Keisha “TK” Dutes is a freelance audio producer, event host and longtime media personality. After a seven-year tenure at WBAI – FM’s “Rise Up Radio” and a degree in communications, she co-founded Bondfire Radio, an interactive digital network where she hosts “TK in the AM” and serves as program director.

Long Bio: via http://tastykeish.net/bio/

Keisha "TK" Dutes and her partnes, Conscious Walker, are founding members of Bondfire Radio, an online radio station in Brooklyn, NY.

Their first foray into audio drama is an dramatization of "The Comet" a short story about race in 1920's post apocalyptic NYC written by W.E.B DuBois.

TK tackled co-directing and sound design while Conscious was tasked with production and live mixing the live broadcasted reading on-air.

Together they also hosts of TK in The AM, a live streaming morning show that is expressive and unapologetic every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday on BondfireRadio.com.