Soundcamp at Stave Hill

30 April to 1 May 2016

Tent Soundcamp

SoundCamp comes to Rotherhithe, London

30th April – Sunday 1st May 2016
Stave Hill Ecological Park (SHED), Timber Pond Rd, Rotherhithe SE16 6AX
Reveil broadcast: 05.00 on 30 Apr – 06.00 on 1 May 2016

What is SoundCamp?

Soundcamp is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, linked by Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast that tracks the sounds of daybreak, travelling West from microphone to microphone on sounds transmitted live by audio streamers around the globe.

Soundcamp exists as the assembled activities of artists, scientists, activists, listeners and others, who contribute live audio streams at daybreak and head outdoors in small or larger forays to explore the sound ecology of strange and familiar places. For 24 hours those sounds are strung together to create a long, live composition and a kind of clock.

SoundCamp Stave Hill Ecological Park

Soundcamp / Reveil will be at Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhitheand at soundcamps elsewhere in the UK and beyond.

As part of a programme of activities celebrating 30 years of urban ecology at Stave Hill Ecological Park in Docklands, SoundCamp returns to SHEP over the first weekend in May for International Dawn Chorus Day.

You are invited to join them for a free programme of workshops, walks, performances and discussions with Geoff Sample, Sarah Angliss, Iain Bolton, Rob St John, Dan Stowell, Rebeka Clark and Ceri Buckmaster, who will lead walks and workshops exploring the acoustics and ecology of the site, especially through birdsong.

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.

There will be food by Leon Lewis through the weekend, and breakfast with tea and coffee on Sunday morning.

Booking is essential to camp and advisable for workshops and walks. Please, be sure you get in touch if you have any questions


Listen SoundCamp in Resonance EXTRA, Wave Farm and participating stations

  Listen in Resonance Extra   Listen in Wave Farm

Bookings and contact

For information on camping, listening, broadcasting or contributing a live sound stream, visit Soundcamp website .Get in touch  by email if you have any further queries.

  Book your SoundCamp tickets  here  email



  • // Geoff Sample is a leading recordist and ornithologist, author of the Collins Guides to Bird Songs and Calls and Warbler Songs and Calls of Britain and Europe. He will be leading a dawn chorus walk and talking about recognising and analysing bird song.

    // Sarah Angliss is a composer and historian of sound and the uncanny. Her music reflects her lifelong obsession with defunct technology and English folklore. She will present and discuss the practices of training animals to mimic human behaviour, language and song.

    // Rob St John is a musician and artist whose recent work Surface Tension has been with sounds of the River Lea. Hydrophone workshops will explore micro soundscapes of the Lavender Pond and Greenland Dock.

    // Dan Stowell is a researcher applying machine learning to sound. He develops new techniques in ‘machine listening’ and signal processing to analyse soundscapes with multiple birds.

    // Iain Bolton is an ecologist with the London Bat Group. Iain will lead a bat walk on Saturday night.

    // Ceri Buckmaster is a forager, artist and writer (Invisible Food, Empathy Injection).

    // 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 ecological park.


05.00 Reveil starts
10.00 Assemble
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Site walks and foraging workshops through the afternoon with Rebeka Clark and Ceri Buckmaster
14.00 Workshop 1 – DIY streamboxes with Raspberry Pi (soundCamp)
15.00 Workshop 2 – Listening to water (Rob St John)
16.00 Coffee / Tea (Agusti – Mousetail coffee)
17.00 Listening to birdsong (Geoff Sample)
18.00 Food
19.00 Performance
20.30 Bat walk (Iain Bolton)
22.00 Late night listening in the tents (Dawn Scarfe)

04.30 Dawn chorus walk (Geoff Sample et al)
06.00 Breakfast
11.00 Birdsong recognition (G Sample)
Machine listening (Dan Stowell)
Birdsong recording – a history (Sarah Angliss)
12.00 Remote Listening – discussion
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Concert with Rob St John et al
18.00 Pack up

Disclaimer: The information in this calendar is subject to changes and cancellation. We always recommend to check with the organiser.

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