World Listening Day

World Listening Day

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World Listening Day takes place worldwide on Saturday July 18th and you are invited to take part.

World Listening Day
places an emphasis on listening and field recording in order to better understand our natural environment, providing an acoustic snapshot of soundscapes at specific points in time. Flirt FM 101.3, in association with The Huston School of Film & Digital Media invite you to record and submit two minutes of sound on the topic of H20, the official theme of this year’s World Listening Day.

Submissions of recorded audio  will be accepted between now and July 10th and snippets of individual recordings will be woven into a 60-minute radio programme for broadcast on Flirt FM 101.3 and at 2pm on 18th July, World Listening Day. We are interested in any recordings connected to water. It could be a recording while you are in the bath or a soundscape taken as you walk along the prom. We are also particularly interested in oral memories or conversational recordings that you might have connected to the theme. You do not need any fancy recording equipment. Use whatever you have to hand – your mobile phone, a voice recorder, even an old walkman.

In addition, on Thursday July 9th from 10am – 4pm, there will be a special recording booth set up to record people’s thoughts and memories on the theme of water. This will be located in Room Q1 on the ground floor of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUIG. Drop in to chat about your love of swimming, the importance of the River Corrib or any other personal stories you have.

Submissions should be 320kbps mp3 and please include a word document with your name and a description of your recording to Dropbox here

For further information or for recording advice please contact or

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