Caught by the River

SoundCamp 2018

29th April 2018

Each year, we encourage our readers to get involved with their local SoundCamp activities for International Dawn Chorus Day. This year – the project’s fifth – appears to have bigger and better goings-on than ever.

Soundcamp is a network of listening points at sunrise on IDCD. This year’s International Dawn Chorus Day falls next Saturday, 5 May. Along with the usual camp-out at Stave Hill Ecological Park is an exciting lineup at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, featuring performances from internationally acclaimed artists Emma Bennet, Laura Cannell and Hanna Tuulikki which will interpret birds through speech, song and instrumentation. Indeed, IDCD celebrations will be taking place all over the country and beyond, including at:

South Walney Island, Cumbria, UK (Octopus Collective, Cumbria Wildlife Trust)

End of The World Garden, Cornwall, UK (Bram Thomas Arnold, Paul Chaney)

– Dartington, Devon, UK (Soundart Radio)

– Gunton Warren Reserve, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK (Danielle Kay Ash)

– Newhaven Community Garden, Sussex, UK (Alice Eldridge)

– By the Han River, Seoul, SKR (Jiyeon Kim, Gangil Yi)

– Mile End Park, London, UK (Ella Finer)

– Acra, Upper Hudson Valley, New York, USA (Wave Farm)

– Lake Cootharaba, Noosa Biosphere Reserve, Queensland, AUS (Leah Barclay)

– Chicago, Illinois, USA (The Radius)

– South River, Ontario, CA (Darren Copeland, NAISA)

– Black Forest, DE (Oliver ‘Olsen’ Wolf)

– LV21, Gravesend, Kent, UK (Paivi Seppala)

– Lycavetos Hill, Athens, GR (Alyssa Moxley)

– Strumpshaw, Norfolk, UK (Martin Scaiff, Recast Music)

A full list of locations and events is available here, along with details of how to organise your own event.

Soundcamps are networked by the Reveil radio broadcast: a crowd-sourced 24 hour transmission of real-time sounds that follows sunrise around the earth from 5AM London time UTC +1 on Saturday May 5th to Sunday morning on the 6th.

Streams will be featured on the Locus Sonus soundmap, archived at and broadcast live on Wave Farm and Resonance Extra and netradio and FM stations internationally.

Any more information you might need can be found here.