Island of Hawaii

Sound Space


Produce your masterpiece from an idyllic recording studio.

It’s every musician or podcaster’s dream: a secluded, fully-stocked studio, designed to help you escape the city and get to work. Jam on your projects, then enjoy a curated itinerary featuring sound tours, access to a local studio, and, of course, ample time to explore. Whether you’re a professional musician, a storyteller, or a singer on the rise, this residency gives you the tools to create your own masterpiece.

Please note: Applications for 2018 are now closed.

Your Workspace


Your home base is an audio oasis, fully outfitted with studio-grade mics, monitors, and even old Hawaiian records for you to sample.

What You'll Do


Collab with local musicians

You’ll have access to Kukuau Studio — jam out with other artists, or use the space for additional practice time. You’ll also get to work with local artist Micah Kamohoalii, a renowned kumu hula, composer, designer and kapa maker.

To ensure the space never feels stale, Kukuau repaints their interior murals every few years.

Scout one-of-a-kind waves

Unwind by the water in Honolii, a famous surf spot among locals. If you watch from the shore, you won’t be alone— the sea turtles that frequent the area will keep you company.

Try world-famous mochi

In between jam sessions, take a break with some of the best mochi in Hilo. Each residency comes with a per diem for food and drinks, so you can try every flavor at Two Ladies Kitchen — just make sure to show up before all the strawberry-filled mochi sells out.

Take a tropical sound tour

Incorporate a piece of Hawaii into your work with a private foley tour along the Hamakua Coast. You’ll get a premium surface effect mic to capture audio, from crashing waves, and the soothing flow of waterfalls, to the symphony of sounds heard throughout the rainforest.

Akaka Falls, famous for its 442-foot-high drop, is more than twice the height of Niagara Falls.

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