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5AM London time (UTC 0+1) on Saturday 2 MAY to 6AM on Sunday 3 MAY 2020

To follow the Reveil broadcast and parallel channels and connect with the IRC conversation >> REVEIL PLATFORM

To contribute a stream to the broadcast with a laptop, phone or Raspberry pi, see these
Streaming methods

Reveil 7 - Schedule

Reveil 7 - Stream profiles

Listen to Reveil on the radio.

DIAL REVEIL on 0330 6069193
* Calls at local UK rates as set by your phone provider *

REVEIL relays the sounds of live open microphones operated by streamers on the Locus Sonus soundmap, Cyberforest programme, LIDO deep water hydrophone observatory, Biom Open Microphone network, and elsewhere. It spans from formal research to domestic projects and one-off broadcasts.

Reveil 2020 is mixed live by Soundcamp in London UK (Grant Smith, Hannah Kemp-Welch) and Crete GR (Maria Papadomanolaki) with guest mixers in South River Ontario CA (Darren Copeland, NAISA) and Sunshine Coast, Queensland AUS (Leah Barclay, Biosphere Soundscapes).

Partner organisations include Full Of Noises (Cumbria UK) · Locus Sonus (Aix FR) · Radio CONA (Ljubljana SLO) · HMU (Crete GR) · Cyberforest (Tokyo JP).

Produced in London by Dawn Scarfe, Ciara Drew, Christine Bramwell.

Design and development: Sam Baraitser Smith, Luke Saunders, Max Baraitser Smith.

Broadcasting Partners include Resonance FM/Extra(UK), Soundart Radio (UK) Wave Farm/WGXC(NY), NAISA Radio (Canada), Colaboradio (Berlin), Phaune Radio (Canada, France), Radio Campus (France), Radio Patapoe (Amsterdam), Orange 94 (Austria), Oscillation festival (Brussels), Radio Tsonami (Chile), Wildlife Sound Recording Society (WSRS), Colaboradio (Berlin), Radio Campus (France), Archipel Stadions Community Radio (Berlin), Chimeres Radio (Athens), ΠΝode (Brussels).

Reveil is a collective production by streamers at listening points around the planet. Starting on the morning of Saturday 2 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.

In 2020 Reveil featurea new streams from places where humans and non humans meet, in soundscapes often radically altered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of these these streams come from from homes and gardens as people make connections between the the domestic spaces where they find themselves.

Themes of connection and collective practices addressing changes in public space inform the program of extended radio projects that accompanies the Reveil broadacast. Supported by Arts Council England originally as a series of site specific commissions, these have become virtual projects that respond directly or oblquely to the current situation. They help to recollect kinds of sociability that have been lost and point to others on the way. This is imagined sonically as an acoustic commons in the making.

To contribute a stream using a mobile phone, laptop or Raspberry Pi, see the recipes for streamers. Each stream adds to the variety and scope of this 7th transect. Please check these workshop resources for more information.

Streams come from a wide variety of locations, at a time of day when human sounds are relatively low, even in densely populated sites. This tends to open the sound field to a more diverse ecology than usual. The Reveil broadcast makes a space for this surplus by largely avoiding speech and music, gravitating to places where human and non human communities meet and soundworlds overlap.

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.


DIAL REVEIL on 0330 6069193
* Calls at local UK rates as set by your phone provider *

Streaming methods

Reveil 7 - Schedule

Reveil 7 - Stream profiles

Listen to Reveil on the radio

Reveil icon: Sam Baraitser Smith