Send us your Audio Recordings of places where you find Nature
to contribute to our hybrid digital+physical Sound Art Event!
Part of HARI's RE/LOCATE Programme
For a commission by AxisWeb, as part of their Let's Get Phygital experiment, we are designing an event that will take place both in our building at 47 King Edward Street, Hull City Centre, and online.
We are asking you to contribute your audio recordings to the project!
The places you choose to record can be private or public, formal or wild - we are interested in finding out what places and sounds of the nature in our various environments appeal to you.
Pheobe Riley Law will give the recordings to Sound Artists both based in Hull and around the world to use within their experimental audio compositions, for live/prerecorded performance at the hybrid physical/digital event on Sunday 9th October 2022.
What to do:
Go to a place where you encounter nature. This could be your own garden, a park with kids playing, at a bus stop where you find plants unexpectedly thriving, or somewhere much more remote or wilder!
Sit/stand quietly and listen carefully for the different sounds you can identify.
Use your telephone (or other device such as a dictaphone) to record the sounds you can hear.
Take a couple of photos of the place - one of the area, and one of a detail.
Send us your sound file and the photos, with a brief description of where it is and why you chose it.
* You can send us as many sounds as you like!
Sounds you record might include running water, bird song or flight, plants rustling in the wind or leaves crunching underfoot, insects buzzing. You might not be able to hear any sounds from the nature, just road noise, public chatter or sounds of industry - this is fine by us, we are interested both in the sounds of nature itself and in the places you find it!
Send us your contributions to add to the library by the end of Tuesday 4th October, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 the diverse 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!
DO YOU HAVE A SOUND
TO ADD TO THE PICTURE
OF WHERE WE
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.