beepblip, Anthropic Frequencies, 15 min
The piece is composed of field recordings in the electromagnetic and audio range with pulsations and crackling under high-voltage transmission lines. It is a contemplation of silence and an interplay between the serenity of surrounding forests and fields and EMF noise pollution. It poses the question: On what level of intelligence do these systems operate?
Invited artists by Cona: beepblip, Colin Black, OR poiesis, Irena Pivka, Luka Prinčič, Manja Ristić, Robertina Šebjanič and Brane Zorman. Cona also hosts a talk with the Slovenian Association for Bat Research and Conservation and international partners. Soundcamp is a network of listening points at sunrise on International Dawn Chorus Day. Due to ongoing unfortunate circumstances (COVID-19), all our programmes will take place online in the form of an extended radio event organized around the Reveil 24 broadcast.
SoundCamp2020 Program by Cona (CET)
Saturday 2 May
9:00 Irena Pivka EchoWalk
9:30 Manja Ristić slip between them almost
10:00 beeplip Anthropic Frequencies
10:30 Robertina Šebjanič Talks with Grey Heron
18:00 Talk about Bats and COVID-19
19:00 OR poiesis Seasonal Paths
20:30 Brane Zorman Metal Pole Woodpeckers
21:00 Colin Black Dreaming Backwards Through Mornin
Sunday 3 May
5:00 Luka Prinčič SCDAWNREM20
5:45 Brane Zorman, streaming from Ljubljana Marshes (part of the project Reveil)
This year Soundcamp is part of Acoustic Commons, an emerging network of live environmental streams which draw attention to the unique sounds of particular places across Europe and beyond. The project, part of which is also Cona, started last year and will be active until 2022.
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.
The Reveil schedule will bring together microphones from open windows, gardens and domestic spaces, as well as open microphones in remote areas, creating a day-long audit of the earth in (un)common times. The broadcast works with the Locus Sonus network to share sounds, ecologies and atmospheres as part of an emerging Acoustic Commons.
The important part of Soundcamp will be (as the previous years) project Reveil a 24-hour online broadcast that relays the sounds of live open microphones tracking the break of day around the globe. Transmitted live on the International Dawn Chorus Day by a network of audio streamers. 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 space for this surplus by largely avoiding speech and music, gravitating to places where human and non-human communities meet and soundworlds overlap.
In 2020 Reveil will feature new streams from a garden in the Lumbisí Valley, Ecuador, by Paola Moscoso and Josep Navarro; a Neighborhood Park in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, by Jiyeon Kim and Gangil Yi; a terrace in Chittaranjan Colony, Kolkata by Sukanta Majumdar; and the possibility of whales in the Salish channel off Seattle via live hydrophones by Orcasound.
Soundcamp 2020 – the part produced by CONA
Organization: Brane Zorman and Irena Pivka
Promotion: Katarina Radaljac
Translation: Katja Kosi
Production: Cona, institute for contemporary arts processing
Partners: network Acoustic Commons – Full of Noises (Barrow, Cumbria), Locus Sonus (Aix-Marseille), Soundcamp (London), Hellenic Mediterranean University (Kreta) and Cyberforest (Tokyo).
Supported by: Ministry of Culture RS, Municipality of Ljubljana – Cultural Department and Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.