At Break of Dawn with Birds, at Dusk with Bats
4 May 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Steklenik
24 hour-long online live broadcast at platform REVEIL
From Saturday, 4 May at 5:00 a.m., to Sunday, 5 May at 6:00 a.m. (UTC+1) 2019. radioCona will contibute to the live broadcast among the last, on Sunday, 5 May at 5:00 a.m.
Saturday, 4. May:
11.00am – 10.00pm, listening hub 24 hour-long online live broadcast at platform REVEIL in Steklenik
6.00pm in 7.00pm, guided tour at Glasshouse Tivoli
8.00pm Maja Zagmeister: Bat listening (workshop with SDPVN)
Sunday, 5. May:
ob 5.11, radioCona live stream from lake Cerknica, Notranjska regional park
Cona is partnering up for the sixth consecutive year with international project soundcamp/Reveil, dedicated to International Dawn Chorus Day with a network of radio stations, audio streamers and artists from around the globe.
We prepared a rich program at Steklenik Gallery to accompany the whole-day-long direct transmission of online performance.
At dusk, the Slovenian Association for Study and Conservation of Bats will present the life of bats in Slovenia and their echolocation in orientation. The event will open with a presentation of numerous interesting details from the life of bats. They are able to fly with skill even in pitch black darkness due to the ability to orient with sound, so-called echolocation. In the dusk, we will go for a walk and listen to the sounds of the bats with ultrasound detectors.
Visitors will also be able to listen to bioacoustic music of dawning of the day around the globe from 2018. We intend to play music until Saturday, 11 May.
Events are open to all generations. Families are welcome.
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 sound worlds overlap.
The Reveil project is anticipated and informed by transects recorded by Gordon Hempton and Bernie Krause in the 1980’s and 1990’s that represented and extended auditions of the dawn chorus across large areas, as well as variants that captured the progress of Spring moving up over North America. The idea of a round-the-world dawn chorus recording lasting 24 hours has appeared periodically on wildlife and nature recordist lists. Gordon Hempton and the ornithologist Don Kroodsma have both imagined such a trajectory as a kind of aural surfing. In 2010 in collaboration with Páll Thayer, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson made the installation DayBreak, Forever, which used a script to create a sequence through the Locus Sonus streams in much the same way Reveil would do later.
Soundcamp is an art collective based in London that coordinate coordinate Soundcamp / Reveil (2014 – ) and contribute to the Acoustic Commons – a collection of sites, streams, activities and resources for paying attention to ecologies of the everyday.
Project radioCona: soundCamp is produced by CONA, 2019
International partner network: SoundCamp, Locus Sonus, Wave Farm/WGXC-FM, Resonance, NAISA, Radius, CONA, CRiSAP.