To find out more about field recording and Found Sound Gippsland check out "Are You Listening?" written by Mark Hooper for Gippslandia

To acess the entire field recording catalogue, free downloads and sound purchases and streaming check out Paddock Digital on Bandcamp

Are you listening?
To see and hear project updates check out @foundsoundsgippsland on Instagram below.


Found Sound Gippsland by Paddock Digital is a project that encompasses the collecting of unique field recordings from the Gippsland area, in order to capture the sonic ecology of time and place. From this, an online sound database will be created that can be used and accessed by the public for usage of sounds in digital media works, music compositions and for educational purposes.

As part of the project at least four performance workshops will teach digital media skills in regional areas, particularly focused on sound recording and how to use the database.

The project is led by Mark Hooper with assistance from Steve Schulz.

Found Sounds Gippsland is made possible via a Toe In the water grant from Regional Arts Victoria and in kind support from the VRI Hall, TopShelf Gippsland, RMIT University, ABC Gippsland, Latrobe City Council, Latrobe Valley Drumming Community PTY LTD and Gippslandia Magazine.

To stay up to date with the project you can follow Found Sounds Gippsland on Facebook or Instagram.



    I would like to acknowledge the Kurnai Gunai people whom own the land where these sounds, art and video was recorded and produced. 

    I wish to pay my respects to the Elders past and present.  I extend my respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening and viewing this content online today. 


    May the land one day be restored to it’s original natural form and original First Nations custodianship. ​