Reveil is a collective production by streamers at listening points around the planet. Starting on the morning of Saturday 1 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 2021 Reveil features new out-side streams to be announced.
The term: off-grid will inform a program of extended radio projects accompanying the Reveil broadacast. On the verge of Summer, Reveil heads out-side again, trying out ways to be in touch off-screen, stretching its wings after confinement. Swapping, streaming, assembling a collectively produced long radio form, Reveil imagines and is part of 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 transect. Please check resources for more information here and here.
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.
Members of CENSE or related artists participating in the Reveil 2021.
Among others: Manja Ristič - Korčula, Radio CONA - Slovenia, Jan Krtička and students of FUD UJEP - Most, Tomáš Šenkyřík / Udo Noll - Brno Lužánky, Tomáš Šenkyřík - Rusava, Michal Kindernay - radio Skryje, Šárka Zahálková - Lázně Bohdaleč, Sonicity - Biotroja Birds Sanctuary, Czech Radio Vltava, Csaba Hajnóczy - Budapest, Anamaria Pravicencu - Bucuresti, Mappa a David Petráš , Givan Béla-kra.land/, John Grzinich, [Boštjan Perovšek], Slavek Kwi, Radio Entrance, Martin Marek - Klapeida
Stay tuned! the list will be be updated.
This is the album from last year: Pass It-On
Register your interest to stream, set up a soundcamp, relay the broadcast, help here
or "firstname.lastname@example.org" to be in touch.
Tune in on or Wave Farm (US), Resonance Extra (UK) and other participating radio stations.
Follow the extended radio event on the Reveil Platform starts from 05:00 am London time UTC+1 on 1st May to 06:00 am on the 2nd.
Partner organisations of the event: Acoustic Commons: Full Of Noises (Cumbria UK) · Locus Sonus (Aix FR) · Radio CONA (Ljubljana SLO) · HMU (Crete GR) · Cyberforest (Tokyo JP).