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).