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:
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.
Take a couple of photos of the occasion, whatever makes sense to you.
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 email@example.com.
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:
DO YOU HAVE A SOUND
TO ADD TO THE PICTURE
James Reckitt Ave,
Alabama USA, Ruffner Mountain
Hull, birds / tit
Hepworth Gallery, rushing water
Little Weighton, bird song & trees
East Riding birds+sheep / blackbirds
Hull Park, feeding and flight
Hull Park, windy day with play
German River, finding stone for paint
River Hull, Scale Lane seagulls & sirens
Dock St Pay & Display Car Park, Hull
Queens Gardens Bunting / Baker St
HARI Walkshop2, Hull City Centre, 2. T.H.R.
Garforth, duck chorus
Little Weighton, horse eating hay
Hull Park, bird congregations
Hull Park, child's play
HARI Walkshop2 Sounds (x4)
Sheffield, Emma's garden with chimes
River Hull, industry thrum, water trickle
King Edward St / Museum Gardens
Streetlife Museum Pond / Dingwalls
HARI Walkshop2, Hull City Centre, 1.