On 3-4 MAY 2014 REVEIL happens: the first live 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak. REVEIL will be hosted in New York by Wave Farm and broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM and participating stations including Resonance FM (UK), Soundart radio (UK), Radio Papesse (IT), Kriti FM (GR), NOFM2 [ARTSYNCH] (BG), Phaune Radio (FR), ARTxFM (Louisville, KY, US), Radio Patapoe (Amsterdam, NL).
Starting on Saturday at dawn London time (UTC 0+1), REVEIL will travel West from one open microphone to the next, tracking the rising sun, and finish the following morning back in London where the show is being broadcast from the soundCamp at Stave Hill Ecology Park, about 2 miles from the Meridian line in Greenwich.
The broadcast will combine streams from the Locus Sonus network, many assembled specially for this event, newly commissioned feeds from Abu Dhabi, Athens, Tehran and S Italy, together with existing live audio from webcams, deep ocean hydrophones, Very Low Frequency radio and independent channels, covering all continents and time zones.
REVEIL aims to create a sketch of this emerging live archive and to catalyze the development of a more extensive open microphone network as a way of attending to the soundscapes especially of wild places – whether in remote wilderness or dense urban areas. The Reveil broadcast and the soundCamp are linked to International Dawn Chorus Day, an annual event when many people go out in the early morning to listen to birdsong.