Date: 30 April - Sunday 1 May 2016

Place: Stave Hill Ecological Park (SHEP), Timber Pond Rd, Rotherhithe SE16 6AX

Reveil broadcast: 05.00 on 30 Apr - 06.00 on 1 May 2016

Listen: Resonance EXTRA, Wave Farm and participating stations

Book at Eventbrite or email contact@soundtent.org

As part of a programme of activities celebrating 30 years of urban ecology at Stave Hill Ecological Park in Docklands, soundCamp returns to SHEP over the first weekend in May for International Dawn Chorus Day.

We invite you to join us for a free programme of workshops, walks, performances and discussions with Geoff Sample, Sarah Angliss, Iain Bolton, Rob St John, Jez Riley French, Dan Stowell, Rebeka Clark and Ceri Buckmaster, who will lead walks and workshops exploring the acoustics and ecology of the site, especially through birdsong.

The SHED at Stave Hill will be the broadcast station for Reveil: a live 24 hour radio transmission of the sounds of daybreak, which loops the globe with the rising sun from 5AM on Saturday.

There will be food by Leon Lewis through the weekend, and breakfast with tea and coffee (Agusti: INNIT / Mousetail) on Sunday morning.

// Geoff Sample is a leading recordist and ornithologist, author of the Collins Guides to Bird Songs and Calls and Warbler Songs and Calls of Britain and Europe. He will be leading a dawn chorus walk and talking about recognising and analysing bird song.

// Sarah Angliss is a composer and historian of sound and the uncanny. Her music reflects her lifelong obsession with defunct technology and English folklore. She will present and discuss the practices of training animals to mimic human behaviour, language and song.

// Jez Riley French is a sound artist and curator working in composition, field recording, and improvisation. His hydrophone workshop will investigate the wet ecology of the site's ponds, streams, and remaining docks.

// Dan Stowell is a researcher applying machine learning to sound. He develops new techniques in 'machine listening' and signal processing to analyse soundscapes with multiple birds.

// Rob St John is a musician and artist whose recent work Surface Tension has been with sounds of the River Lea.

// Iain Bolton is an ecologist with the London Bat Group. Iain will lead a bat walk on Saturday night.

// Ceri Buckmaster is a forager, artist and writer (Invisible Food, Empathy Injection).

// SoundCamp will be workshopping new Raspberry Pi streamboxes, talking about remote listening, the Live Audio Archive and 30 years of urban ecology in the world's first ecological park. Full programme below.

Tell us you're coming. Booking is essential to camp and advisable for workshops and walks. Book at Eventbrite or email contact@soundtent.org


05.00 Reveil starts
10.00 Assemble
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Site walks and foraging workshops through the afternoon with Rebeka Clark and Ceri Buckmaster
14.00 Workshop 1 - DIY streamboxes with Raspberry Pi (soundCamp)
15.00 Workshop 2 - Listening to water (Jez Riley French)
16.00 Coffee (Agusti - Mousetail|INNIT) / Tea
17.00 Listening to birdsong (Geoff Sample)
18.00 Food
19.00 Performance
20.30 Bat walk (Iain Bolton)
22.00 Late night listening in the tents (Dawn Scarfe)

04.30 Dawn chorus walk (Geoff Sample et al)
06.00 Breakfast
11.00 Birdsong recognition (G Sample)
Machine listening (Dan Stowell)
Birdsong recording - a history (Sarah Angliss)
12.00 Remote Listening - discussion
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Concert
18.00 Pack up