2 - 3 May 2020
Soundcamp 2020 is an extended radio event around the Reveil 24hr broadcast on International Dawn Chorus Day, and an online consortium of commissions, performances and workshops.
Registration is via Eventbrite here
Full details on soundtent.org/reveil
Reveil 24 broadcast
Tracking sunrise West from 5AM UTC+1 on Saturday 2 May - from microphone to microphone following the wave of intensified sound that loops the earth every 24 hours at first light.
It relays the sounds of live open microphones operated by streamers on the Locus Sonus soundmap, Cyberforest programme, LIDO deep water hydrophone observatory, Biom Open Microphone network, and elsewhere. It spans from formal research to domestic projects and one-off broadcasts.
The Reveil schedule will bring together microphones from open windows, gardens and domestic spaces, as well as open microphones in remote areas, creating a day long audit of the earth in (un)common times. The broadcast works with the Locus Sonus network to share sounds, ecologies and atmospheres as part of an emerging Acoustic Commons.
Starting on the morning of Saturday 2 May just before daybreak in Rotherhithe near the Greenwich Meridian, the Reveil broadcast will pick up these feeds one by one.
In 2020 Reveil will feature new streams from a garden in the Lumbisí Valley, Ecuador by Paola Moscoso and Josep Navarro; a Neighborhood Park in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul by Jiyeon Kim and Gangil Yi; a terrace in Chittaranjan Colony, Kolkata by Sukanta Majumdar; and the possibility of whales in the Salish channel off Seattle via live hydrophones by Orcasound.
Transmission works & Remote Performances
Commissioned Transmission works, forming an expanded environmental radio, are by Public Works, Michael Speers, Sophie Dyer, Sasha Engelmann, Kate Donovan, Ella Finer, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Rachel Sale and Rachel Yalisove. Remote performances will be shared by the #acousticcommons network who include Full of Noises, Locus Sonus, CONA, HMU, Cyberforest and others.
For more information about the schedule and how to join in, visit soundtent.org/reveil
SoundCamp are an art collective based at Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhithe. Since 2013 their practice has developed in response to this place, through residencies, collaborations and commissions. They use real-time technologies to reveal the site's hidden ecologies and make them audible to a diverse audience locally and remotely. This has been replicated in other locations and led to a growing network of listeners and DIY broadcasters sharing live sound from specific listening points - at home, outdoors, under water - in what has been called an emerging Acoustic Commons.
SoundCamp is coordinated in London by: Maria Papadomanolaki (voice sound text), Dawn Scarfe and Grant Smith (self-noise.net). With the support of: Kirsty Collander Brown (Science Gallery). And contributions from: Artistic advisor Gordon Hempton, Writing Angus Carlyle (CRiSAP) Graphics Sam Baraitser Smith, Coding Max Baraitser Smith, Photography Ky Lewis, Design Colin Sackett (Uniformbooks)