Reveil 2019

Live broadcast – listening link
starts: 5AM London time (UTC 0+1) on Saturday 4 May 2019
ends: 6AM on Sunday 5 May 2019

REVEIL relays the sounds of live open microphones operated by streamers located all over the globe, spanning formal research to domestic projects and one-off broadcasts. Starting on the morning of Saturday 4th May just before daybreak near the Greenwich Meridian, the Reveil broadcast will pick up these 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.

Our stream contributes sounds from the land, sea and sky at Flaws Pier in Stromness, Orkney. The continuous bass sound in this clip is MV Hamnavoe, berthed overnight in the harbour. Above this we hear sparrows, starlings, gulls, and rooks around the rooftops, and eider ducks in the shallows of low tide.

Further links

Reveil project
Reveil broadcast
Locustream mics
Our setup
Our stream

Thanks

Enormous thanks to Mark and Nicol Summers for cooperating with my home-stream idea, to Grant at Soundtent for welcoming us to the project, to Martin Clarke for audio equipment and advice, and to Alan Leitch at the Stromness RSPB office for background info on Orkney shoreline birds.