The Found Sound Project (FSP) is a field recording and music composition camp for youth, designed by Sasha Ilnyckyj and Guillaume Richards.
The week-long camp takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The artists are grateful to learn, play and create on this land and acknowledge our presence as uninvited settlers. This project exists to honour our shared home and observe the place now known as Victoria, Canada with curiousity, attention and respect.
FSP learners sample environmental and found sound in order to inspire and craft compositions. Each composer in the project performs many roles – listener, sound recordist, audio engineer, player, editor and storyteller – in order to produce a unique piece that draws on existing musicianship empowered with modern digital tools. The project is designed around core principles of place-based learning, multidisciplinary practice, and accessible education. Its goal is to foster the development of each learner’s unique artistic identity.
The project has been delivered to date in partnership with South Island Studio (Victoria, BC), St. Michael’s University School (Victoria, BC) and Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional High School (Behchoko, NWT).