Mystery Box

Welcome to the Mystery Box: a weird world of eccentric experimentation and sonic tomfoolery.

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We’re soliciting sound submissions from Constellations listeners: recorded moments where you either there, or you weren’t. Short sounds (3 seconds to 3 minutes) encountered by happenstance, strange seconds when you had to be there. Fleeting moments you managed to record just in time.

Submit your sound(s) to the Mystery Box here!


Every few weeks, these submissions will be mixed into a new Mystery Box by a special guest mixer. But listeners be warned, once the new Mystery Box is released— poof!—the previous one will disappear into thin air. Confused? That’s good. Confusion can be healthy. But for the sake of practicality, we’ve made an explainer for you here - what is a Mystery Box?

The Mystery Box is a container for expansion. Won’t you have a listen?

Mystery Box

December 3, 2021

This Mystery Box was mixed by Nicole Pingon.

Composed from sounds contributed by: This Wachter, Jess Shane, Neil Sandell, Dennis Funk, Jesse Lawson, Ana Calle, Michelle Macklem, and selections from the Mystery Box 1 contributions.

Constellations is a community of listeners, investigating the world through sound.

The mix engineer is MM.

The graphics are designed by JS.

Raw Submissions

Mystery Box 2 Submissions:

"Arlie Getting a Tattoo"

Contributed by Jesse Lawson

We went on a lads trip to Manchester to get tattoos from a nice man called Cameron. This is Arlie getting his.

"Moments before the opera at the Met"

Contributed by Jess Shane

before the curtain rises at turandot

"Beautiful Busker"

Contributed by Jess Shane

beautiful busker in grand central station tunnel

"Fall in Bern"

Contributed by This Wachter

While reading news about Mystery Box two city employees clean the street with leaf blowers - a typical Swiss day in fall.


Contributed by Ana Calle

Is it fizzy water, is it a bird toy? Is it a glurp?

"Oh Mama"

Contributed by Anouk Hannan

Oh Mamaaa mamaaaa you gotta listen to me eee every time I talk to you


Contributed by Christina Marras

My kitten Sputnik sucking on my son’s hairy jumper while kneading and purring in paroxysm of domestic bliss.

"Tax Form Hold Music"

Contributed by Michelle Macklem

"Veritable Musique concrete 1"

Contributed by Neil Sandell

It took four years for the city to build a subway station outside my window. I hated the daily roar, but every once in a while it was musical.

We are not afraid + anthem

Contributed by Neil Sandell

A spontaneous cry: On n'a pas peur. We are not afraid.

"I’m extremely frustrated"

Contributed by Dennis Funk

A business man has no idea what to do with this flippin’ cheque

Mystery Box 1 submissions:

"A tube of ones own"

Contributed by the Toronto Radio Club and Veronica Simmonds

"Jess and Evan sing in parking lot"

Contributed by Jess Shane and Evan Cartwright


Contributed by anonymous

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