REVEIL 24+1 HOUR BROADCAST 2024
5AM London time (UTC+1) on Saturday 4 MAY to 6AM on Sunday 5 MAY 2024
The Reveil broadcast will again make a full loop of the earth over the Dawn Chorus Day weekend in May this year.
We welcome new and established streamers to join in assembling a sequence of live sounds starting near the 0 meridian at daybreak on Saturday and returning 24 hours later with a 1 hour coda.
You can stream with a phone, a laptop or a raspberry pi.
We especially welcome those who set up streamboxes for the Reveil 10 call, only to experience a major server failure, which meant that many streams could not appear.
Please watch these pages, and consider joining out mailing list for occasional updates over the coming weeks.
We anticipate your sounds!
Reveil (2014—) is a collective production by streamers at listening points around the earth. Starting on the morning of Saturday 4 May in South London near the Greenwich Meridian, the broadcast will pick up feeds one by one, tracking the sunrise west from microphone to microphone, following the wave of intensified sound that loops the earth every 24 hours at first light.
Streams come from a variety of locations and situations, at a time of day when many people are unaccustomed to be up and out, but sounds are vivid, especially in Spring. The Reveil broadcast makes room by largely avoiding speech and music, gravitating to places where human and non human communities meet and soundworlds overlap.
Each stream adds to and alters the loop.
REVEIL has become a habit and a practice of sharing sounds of places as first light arrives.
We warmly welcome returning and new live streams for this 10th edition. We especially welcome proposals for streams from less heard locations and projects wherever they may be. Pacific and Atlantic timezones are under represented in Reveil, and situations and places in the global South are under-heard.
We can provide detailed help with streaming, using a phone, laptop or Raspberry Pi. By creating a stream page, you can provide context for listeners, and create a long-term record.
For more information, see Stream. To register your interest, propose a stream, or ask a question, please be in touch: contact at soundtent dot org.
Follow the expanded radio event from 05:00 UTC+1 on Saturday 4 MAY to 06:00 on Sunday 5 MAY at REVEIL. Stream pages can be created form early March. For now you can get a sense of last year's broadcast by checking the list of streams pages set up by contributors in 2023. See the streams pages for details on each. A full list of FM and net radios where you can listen to REVEIL will appeat at Listen.
Swapping, streaming, assembling a collectively produced long radio form, REVEIL is a chance to gather tools and recipes for ecological radio, and listen together to acoustic commons in the making.
REVEIL relays the sounds of live open microphones on the Locus Sonus soundmap, operated by the Acoustic Commons network, together with projects by the Cyberforest programme, BIOM Open Microphone network, radio.earth, and elsewhere. It is made up of sounds freely provided by streamers, spanning formal research, long term art and activist works, domestic projects, and one-off transmissions.
Reveil 2023 will be produced in London, Estonia and Chania by Soundcamp, with guest mixers to be announced.
Broadcasting Partners: Wave Farm WGXC (Acra, NY), Resonance FM/Extra (UK).
Stream hosting: Locus Sonus (ESAAIX, Aix-en-Provence)
Participating radio stations > Broadcast
Partner organisations in the Acoustic Commons project: Full Of Noises (Cumbria UK) · Locus Sonus (Aix FR) · Radio CONA (Ljubljana SI) · HMU and TUC (Crete GR) · Cyberforest (Tokyo JP).
The Reveil project is anticipated and informed by transects recorded by Gordon Hempton and Bernie Krause in the 1980's and 1990's that re-presented and extended auditions of the dawn chorus across large areas, as well as variants that captured the progress of Spring moving up over North America. The idea of a round-the-world dawn chorus recording lasting 24 hours has appeared periodically on wildlife and nature recordist lists. Gordon Hempton and the ornithologist Don Kroodsma have both imagined such a trajectory as a kind of aural surfing. In 2010 in collaboration with Páll Thayer, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson made the installation DayBreak, Forever, which used a script to create a sequence through the Locus Sonus streams in much the same way Reveil would do later.