Lovers and Friends of the HiberNATION

The members of Hibernation Festival of the Lo-Fi have for a short time gone further to the back of the possum box for some much needed rest. But when the cheery rays of Spring peep through you can be certain we will be back with more fun, beautiful, crazy and comforting online creations...

In the meantime enjoy the posted content from last season.

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The HiberNATIONistas


If you have a cool lo-fi video, sound work or image. It doesn't have to be fancy. Just something you are fond of.

If you have a particular descriptive text you would like included please upload that as a Rich Text File also.

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hiberNATION Festival is independently run. It first started as a way for a group of friends to share their spontaneous creative work.


If you like someone's work please click the "Support Artist" buttons across the site. WE use portal, a simple and secure method for paying independent artists.

 You can give small (or large) amounts: $5, or $10, or $1 it's a help and gratefully recieved. It's easy and a great way 

 to acknowledge the work and creativity of these artists 

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Jessica Scott

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Sydney-based flutist Jessica Scott recently completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying Flute with James Kortum. In 2020, she has been accepted into the Royal Academy of Music, London to study a Postgraduate Certificate (graduating Master of Arts). In 2021, Jessica has been selected as a Performance Fellow for the soundSCAPE, Nief-Norf and Bang on a Can Summer Festivals. Past performances have included world premieres of works by Elia Bosshard, Josephine Macken and Keyna Wilkins, alongside ongoing collaborations with Elizabeth Jigalin and Alexis Weaver. Jessica is a core and founding member of Ensemble Muse, a modern music group who aim to bring a gender-balanced and diverse approach to the programming of new music. Representing the fragility and beauty of nature through improvisation forms a core part of Jessica’s artistic practice. Past performances on this theme have included the Yerrabingin Rooftop Concert Series (SCM Improvised Ensemble), and the Lost + Sound Series in 2019. Other performance highlights have included the Chicago Midwest Clinic, Siteworks Festival in Bundanon and Backstage Music Series. In 2018, Jessica received the Peter Richardson Memorial Prize and was the NSW Flute Society Open Champion. In 2018, she also performed as a Finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Drs Orchestra Scholarship and Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award.

Lachlan Foster

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Lachlan Foster is an undergraduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with a keen interest in opera, theatre and electronic compositions. Lachlan also conducts chamber ensembles. His electronic work "Ashfall" was performed at Vivid 2019 with the composer-performer collective, Konzertprojekt. Lachlan has since parted with Konzertprojekt to pursue his own, individual projects, including a one-act musical centered around the judgment of humanity by a group of gods. He is also preparing a proposal for his Masters in 2021, in which he hopes to write a chamber opera.


"Make a Monster with Lachlan Foster" is a livestream dedicated to taking sounds people are familiar with and distorting them into new, vibrant creatures. Will they be beautiful, or will they be horrifying? Lachlan hopes to find out with the audience's help.

Damien Ricketson

Sound Touch: Music you can Feel


Sound Touch is a showing of a new work-in-progress conceived by composer Damien Ricketson, with director Sally Blackwood, percussionist Bree van Reyk and sound-designer Bob Scott. What do you hear when you listen with your body? Imagine a music that bypasses your brain and penetrates your skin. A music that plays upon your nervous system like an Aeolian harp, as though you are a set of sympathetic strings stirred into resonance by distant touch. Sound Touch is a performance-work exploring vibration and the body. Sitting somewhere between a musical performance and an outlandish therapy session, join us live from the Sydney Conservatorium as we guide you through a tune-up, a sonic massage and a sound bath that will leave your body sensitive and attuned to the world around you. Sound Touch is a playful and provocative exploration of music’s capacity to affect one’s character. Traversing references from ancient acoustic myths and conspiracy theories to emerging medical technologies and sonic weapons, this enveloping experience is a sensory lesson in the vibratory nature of existence and the delicate art of listening.


Damien Ricketson - composer

Sally Blackwood - director

Bree van Reyk - percussion

Bob Scott - sound designer

Walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears. (Pauline Oliveros)

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"Recipes" for making your own lo-fi sound works. Create, upload, share and compare what others have done with the same themes.

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Watch, enjoy and participate in collective sound projects. Go to this page to see what we are planning, watch the show and even sign up for an event yourself.

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"Failure IS an option"
An online festival for sharing lo-fi, intimate, roughly  produced experimental projects by artists at home with too much time on their hands. Also some ridiculously amazing stuff by better organised artists of undeniable genius.

To have your work included in the festival click the various upload buttons provided or email Damian at and submit your live stream proposal.

All pure audio files must be accompanied by an image. No files larger than 5GB.

Original creators retain exclusive copyright of their materials

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