SOUNDCAMP in LONDON
Date: Saturday 6 May - Sunday 7 May 2017
Place: Stave Hill Ecological Park (SHEP), Timber Pond Rd, Rotherhithe SE16 6AX
Reveil broadcast: 05.00 on 6 May - 06.00 on 7 May 2016 (London time UTC +1)
SoundCamp returns to Stave Hill Ecological Park over the weekend of International Dawn Chorus Day 6 to 7 May.
We invite you to join us for a free programme of workshops, walks, local and remote performances and discussions with artists and naturalists including Kate Carr, Rebeka Clark, Charlie Fox, Lisa Hall, John Lely, Maria Papadomanolaki, Chris Wood, Pickling Peckham, Sam and Max Baraitser Smith, Iain Boulton, Nick Croft, Dave Clark.
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. Now in its 4th year, Reveil links ecological and acoustic projects via a network of real-time streams.
// Kate Carr's work explores our complex and contradictory relationship with the natural world. Her music blurs the boundaries between instruments and field recordings, underlining the intersections and overlaps between nature and culture and the myriad of incomplete ways we attempt to make sense of these terms. It explores place and non-place, being and imagining.
Kate will perform live with new audio, video and hydrophone recordings captured on the Rotherhithe Peninsula over the preceding weeks, revealing partially masked ecologies of sound and water.
// Iain Boulton is an ecologist with the London Bat Group. Iain will lead a bat walk on Saturday night.
// John Lely's Harmonica High diffuses into the spaces of the Ecological Park.. Players wanted - Players wanted. Meet at 6pm.
// Chris Wood will compose with live pacific feeds and satellite time signatures modelled in the sky overhead.
// Lisa Hall will lead Walking with Crickets, a listening trail through the Stave Hill meadows with cricket song.
// Charlie Fox is instigator of Inspiral London, a long route spiralling out from the centre of London, creating unexpected openings and joins by walking. Charlie will lead a walk investigating and mapping the legacy of 'Beautification' in Southwark. Departing from Stave Hill Ecology Park, the walk will map hisotries of green and open spaces by accident and design. The walk will follow a short part of the Inspiral London Trail and make extensive use of archive maps, alongside observation and local knowledge of participants.
// The Rotherhithe SHED is collaborating with soundCamp to devise and install furniture and listening equipment in the Straw Bale Building in the Compound, where listeners can hear present and past sounds on a variety of devices. We present this project in process.
// Jam: Sam and Max Baraitser Smith will provide Cake Music with DIY patches, melodica and real-time remote feeds.
Maria Papadomanolaki will coordinate a series of remote performances from soundcamps around the world, including from Jeju Island, S Korea (Weather Report | Dawn Scarfe), Ljubljana (CONA), S Walney Island (Octopus Collective), Pieras, Greece (Alyssa Moxley). See the Remote performances programme for full listings.
// 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 urban ecological park. Check the programme for details.