The sonicSANDPIT is a a place for everybody to contribute. We have made pre-designed "recipes" for making new lo-fi sound works. Choose recipe you like, follow the instructions, upload here and enjoy each others inventive spirit!

Make a "Radio Soundscape".

Use a range of musical and non-musical

sounds exploring the theme of

"Unexpected Beauty"


Sound Types can include:

• Spoken voice
• Interviews
• atmospheric location recordings
• Short musical melodies on instrument or voice
• Textures
• Electronic instrument sounds
• Sound effects
• Sound Library Loops
• Sampled audio from movies or sample libraries

DURATION: 5 to 10 mins

Upload mp3 192kbps files ONLY

Comment to send a fan message to the producer of your favourite track.

N.B files may take 24hrs to appear.

  recipe 2:

  Looks loud, sounds silent  

  1. Record a video of a sound that looks loud using your phone

  2. Remove the sound of the video (ie: make the video silent...instructions for removing audio on iPhone and instructions for removing audio via Instagram)

  3. Upload video or post on Instagram/Facebook #hibernationfestival


DURATION: no more than 30 seconds


   recipe 5:


  1. Find a noisy spot (eg: next to the washing machine, by a noisy road or creek)

  2. Secretly, record yourself (using phone or other sound recording device) quietly humming a tune you remember from your childhood.



DURATION: no more than 1 minute

   recipe 4:

  sound TOAST 

  1. Find a really crunchy sound

  2. Describe the really crunchy sound in one sentence or less

    N.B. please upload as text file (word, pages, .txt, pdf)

  3. Throughout the festival, all submitted sound toast descriptions will be collated and published on this site 

   recipe 3:

  sound SOUP  

  1. Find a sound that is really delicious

  2. Make a recording of this really delicious sound on your phone (using voice memo or similar) that lasts 30 sec

  3. Throughout the festival, all uploaded/submitted sound ingredients will be mixed together by a sound chef (see Featured Artists) to form the most delicious soup.


DURATION: no more than 30 seconds

You can use free Digital Audio Workstations like Garageband (on Mac) or Cakewalk (on PC). It doesn;t matter to us.
And remember lo-fi is fine. Just have a go and upload...  "Failure IS an option" ;-)

Alvine Walker

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