Soundcamp took place for the second time in May 2015. The hub was at Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhithe, as it was the year before. This time there were additional soundcamps in Cumbria, Dartmoor, Belfast (all UK); Upper Hudson, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Toronto, Canada; Jeju Island, S Korea; Tartu County, Estonia; Santorini, Greece; Vitanje, Slovenija; Fortore Valley, Italy and Niolon, France.
Contributors included Zach Poff, Rui Chaves, Eric Leonardson, Anna Friz, Lee Paterson, Helmut Lemke, Tony Whitehead, Sarah Gray, Richard Povall, Angus Carlyle, John Grzinich, Leandro Pisano, Raffaele Mariconte, Lars Johansson, Udo Noll, Dawn Scarfe, Ky Lewis, with additional streamers at Locus Sonus and elsewhere.
The Reveil broadcast began at 5 AM London time (UTC +1) on Saturday the 2nd of May and continued until next Sunday morning at 6 AM. Travelling west with the sunrise, it included a wide variety of soundscapes from remote rural locations to dense urban centres. The schedule lists the sites in broadcast order, with details of locations, streamers and projects. It links to profiles of sites, beginning at Stave Hill.
Peter Cusack led a dawn chorus walk and a field recording workshop. A selection of recordings is now available to listen on his Favourite Sounds project.
Photographer Ky Lewis used a range of analogue techniques to document the event. She made and mailed sets DIY pinhole cameras and solargraph tubes to participating soundcamps for exposure on site, capturing durational records of the track of the sun, and the activities in each place.
Images, notes and descriptions are here:
Estonia soundcamp with MOKS on Storify (includes other locations)
Slovenia soundcamp by radioCona at KSEVT
Chicago soundcamp by Eric Leonardson with Radius
Dartington soundcamp by Soundart Radio
Flyer for the Stave Hill soundcamp
Ancient food over open fires by The Philosopher's Stove
SoundCamp is grateful for support in the UK from Sound and Music and Arts Council England. Our primary broadcast partners were Wave Farm in New York, who hosted the main link. Our UK broadcast partners were Resonance in London, who also provided support in kind. Thank you.
In addition soundCamp has been supported by private donations, and exists as the assembled contributions of artists, scientists, activists, listeners and others, who freely contribute live audio streams, thoughts, reflections, technical support, plantings, cooking and in other ways.
Thank you all.
Image: soundtent, Stave Hill 2014, pinhole, ky lewis