On 3-4 MAY 2014 we will transmit REVEIL: the first live 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed by a network of audio streamers around the world.
Starting on Saturday at dawn London time (UTC 0+1), REVEIL will travel West from one open microphone to the next, tracking the rising sun, and finish the following morning back in London where the show is being broadcast from the soundCamp at Stave Hill Ecology Park, about 2 miles from the Meridian line in Greenwich... www.soundtent.org
The broadcast will combine streams from the Locus Sonus network, many assembled specially for this event, newly commissioned feeds from Abu Dhabi, Athens, Tehran and S Italy, together with existing live audio from webcams, deep ocean hydrophones, Very Low Frequency radio and independent channels, covering all continents and time zones.
In addition, REVEIL welcomes transient streams by special commission or collaboration with the following artists: Dawn Scarfe (bivvy broadcasts); Budhaditya Chattopadhyay; Chad Clark; Leandro Pisano and Raffaele Mariconte; Michalis Moschoutis; MC Brane; Jonny Farrow; Ali Phi; et al
A common theme is the absence, for the most part, of talk and music. In contrast to the majority of radio programming, for this project we are opening our microphones to sounds of nonhumans – birds, cetaceans, storms – at daybreak, when the balance between human and other sounds is slightly, but decisively shifted.
REVEIL aims to create a sketch of this emerging live archive and to catalyze the development of a more extensive open microphone network as a way of attending to the soundscapes especially of wild places – whether in remote wilderness or dense urban areas.
REVEIL will be hosted in New York by Wave Farm and broadast on WGXC 90.7-FM, Resonance FM and participating stations.
The Reveil broadcast and the soundCamp are linked to International Dawn Chorus Day, an annual event when many people go out in the early morning to listen to birdsong.
For details on broadcasting, contributing a stream or visiting the soundCamp in London , please see www.soundtent.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org