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Phygital Phonics 2.

Send us your Audio Recordings of occasions where you are Celebrating

to contribute to our hybrid digital+physical Sound Art Event!

An experimental event led by HARI


Following our first Phygital Phonics event using your Sounds of Nature, we are inviting you to take part in our second event on the theme of Sounds of Celebration.


The first event was for a commission by AxisWeb, as part of their Let's Get Phygital experiment, and was so successful we're doing it again with another free event that will take place both in our building at 47 King Edward Street, Hull City Centre, and online in late Spring 2023.

Contribute your audio recordings to the project, then Pheobe Riley Law will give the recordings to Sound Artists both based in Hull and around the world to use within experimental compositions, for performance at the hybrid physical/digital event.

It's felt like a long cold Winter for many people, with fuel poverty causing soaring costs elsewhere and affecting household strife and business closure, increasing necessity for food-banks and forcing people to strike to be heard as our rights to protest and congregate diminish.

In these times of difficulty, perhaps it is even more important to celebrate, to recognise achievements and meet with people we love and learn from...

Sounds you record might be public occasions like a night in the pub, at a gig, football terraces or rugby match on TV; or it might be a more intimate affair such as a birthday party, family meal,  or friends on the beach celebrating being in nature together. Perhaps your pet celebrates every time you get home or it might be as low key as a cup of tea after a tricky email is sent!

Everything is fine by us, we are interested both in the sounds of celebration themselves, how, what, where and why people are celebrating - so send as many as you like!

What to do:

  1. Wherever and whenever you have something to celebrate, use your telephone (or other device such as a dictaphone) to record the sounds around you - however boisterous or quiet they may be.

  3. Take a couple of photos of the occasion, whatever makes sense to you.

  4. Send us your sound file and the photos, with a brief description.

   * You can send us as many sounds as you like!

Send us your contributions to add to the library by email to

We are looking for audio files of approximately 1minute duration, but this is not exact - its an amount that leaves some room for play, but is easy to email without eating your data! If you want to send longer or shorter that's fine too, and you can identify a section for us to edit out if you want to.

If you would like to edit your audio, you can download a simple free audio editing programme; we recommend you use Audacity.


Pheobe Riley Law will then work with sound artists to select the files they will each use for the event.

The library will remain on this site, and will be added to for future Phygital Phonics projects with different themes. We look forward to receiving your contributions, and hope to see you in HARI or online for the event!

Replace the sounds and images from the first Phygital Phonics below with your Sounds of Celebration:


Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve-DanBail
00:00 / 01:00

Cycle Path,

James Reckitt Ave,


Andy Gibson

Alabama USA, Ruffner Mountain

Dan Bailey

00:00 / 01:02
00:00 / 00:43

Hull, birds / tit

Stephen Walsh

FR Hepworth Gallery by back door
00:00 / 01:05

Hepworth Gallery, rushing water

A. Quinn

DLawson-Robin bird song, wind in trees-Little Weighton
00:00 / 01:02

Little Weighton, bird song & trees

Dawn Lawson

00:00 / 00:38
AGibson-Wind, birds+1 sheep
00:00 / 02:00

East Riding birds+sheep / blackbirds

Andrew Gibson

Pearson Park aeroplane-geese-pigeon flight
00:00 / 01:11
Pearson Park walk with birds and banter
00:00 / 01:16

Hull Park, feeding and flight

Sarah Pennington

Windy Park playground
00:00 / 01:11

Hull Park, windy day with play

Sarah Pennington

German River, finding stone for paint

Martin Lewsley

River Hull by Scale Lane Bridge
00:00 / 00:51

River Hull, Scale Lane seagulls & sirens


Simon-Mary Vincent Dock Street Pay And Display Car Park 250922
00:00 / 01:54
Dock Street Carpark - SMV_edited.jpg

Dock St Pay & Display Car Park, Hull

Simon-Mary Vincent

Bunting in Queens Gardens
00:00 / 00:59
Baker Street
00:00 / 01:00

Queens Gardens Bunting / Baker St

Dave Windass

HARI Walkshop2, Hull City Centre, 2. T.H.R.

Garforth Duck Chorus
00:00 / 01:03

Garforth, duck chorus

A. Quinn

DLawson-Horse eating hay Little Weighton
00:00 / 01:00

Little Weighton, horse eating hay

Dawn Lawson

Pearson Park Cafe-ducks-geese
00:00 / 01:02
Pearson Park Waterbirds
00:00 / 01:12

Hull Park, bird congregations

Sarah Pennington

Kids Playing Pearson Park
00:00 / 00:57
Park walk through leaves past play
00:00 / 01:02

Hull Park, child's play

Sarah Pennington

00:00 / 02:10

HARI Walkshop2 Sounds (x4)

Brian Elkington

Sheffield, Emma's Garden with occasional
00:00 / 01:53

Sheffield, Emma's garden with chimes


Hull River- industry thrum, water trickl
00:00 / 02:51

River Hull, industry thrum, water trickle

Alex Stubbs

Simon-Mary Vincent King Edward St 250922
00:00 / 00:32
Simon-Mary Vincent Museum Gardens 250922
00:00 / 01:26

King Edward St / Museum Gardens

Simon-Mary Vincent

00:00 / 00:59
00:00 / 01:00

Streetlife Museum Pond / Dingwalls

Dave Windass

HARI Walkshop2, Hull City Centre, 1.


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