Sound On! is a creative sound art project presenting experiences of human rights and happiness for and by people with an intellectual disability. The artwork was developed over a six-month period through weekly on-line creative workshops using the human voice, and accessible sound recording and editing software. Sound On! will be presented as part of the Smashing Times Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival on-line exhibition, October 15-24 2021.
Sound On! is facilitated and led by artists Sinead McCann and AlanJames Burns in collaboration with Aidan Winters, Conor Begley, David Carter, David Deane, Frances Quinn, Jonathan Smith, Keith Whelan, Laura Hickey, Niamh Fortune and Sean Winder who are supported by staff at Saint of God Liffey Services. Co–designers Niamh and Conor worked closely with the artists to design the delivery of the Sound On! project. This project was fully supported by Saint John of God support staff led by Assistive Technology facilitator Sarah Boland and Suzanne Cunningham through the Online Engage Programme. The music composition was created in collaboration with composer Conor O’Malley.
The initial ideas and creative processes for Sound On! were created through a creative research and development phase of the project facilitated and led by McCann and Burns in collaboration with Alex Kennedy, Chloe Larkin, David Carter, Eric Nolan, Jonathan Smith, Rachel Coss and supported by Saint John of God.
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