Singing sand (also known as booming sand, barking sand or whistling sand) is the term ascribed the phenomenon of sound produced by moving sand. During an avalanche, or when blown by wind, sand of a certain composition, size and humidity can produce eerie, low-pitched sounds that can be heard for miles.
Walking Without Rhythm is a compilation designed to employ the natural sound of moving sand in the arts of noise, dark ambient and audio experimentation. Each track submitted should contain some element of a sound recording of the singing sand phenomenon; either using the audio provided, or audio from another source. Audio can be manipulated in whatever manner the artist sees fit, provided that it is somewhere in the final mix.
The following recordings were culled from an article by the Morphodynamics Lab of Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes.
The compilation will be released under a Creative Commons license in VBR MP3 format. Please use the Contact link in the right-hand navigation bar for details on track submission.
Submission deadline is
May 31st June 15th. Happy noising!