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Hear, See, Feel

How do you experience music when you can't hear? A music composer, a young Dublin girl who's profoundly deaf - and a first public performance.

Hear, See, Feel

The Lost and Found Sound Assembly perform in Temple Bar
The Lost and Found Sound Assembly perform in Temple Bar

The Lost and Found Sound Assembly is a group of deaf teenage girls who have been working with experimental composer George Higgs to create a new kind of instrument that challenges the way we experience music.

George has been working with music since he moved to Dublin twenty years ago. He has built instruments from old doors, wood and scaffolding, and has been working with ideas of music and deafness since 2007.

Using materials collected at recycled centres around Dublin, The Lost and Found Sound Assembly experiment with traditional ways of making music, moving towards a public performance where they will build their instrument in front of an audience and allow them to experience music in a variety of ways: from traditional auditory channels, to a visual appreciation of sound, to a unique expression of a music through vibrations.

In "Hear. See. Feel." Shauna Farrell Hathaway, who is profoundly deaf, and the group's drummer, takes us on a personal journey through sound, as she the rest of The Lost and Found Sound Assembly find the materials that will form their musical machine and prepare for their first public performance.

First Broadcast June 29th 2013.

Narrated and produced by Sara Keating

Production supervision by Nicoline Greer.

Sound supervision by Mark Dwyer.

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Documentary Maker: Sara Keating

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Documentary maker: Nicoline Greer

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