Soundcamp is a an annual micro festival of sound and ecology, with a hub at the UK's first urban ecology park, near Stave Hill in Rotherhithe.
The London soundcamp is a a way to mark International Dawn Chorus Day, and a forum for thinking and discussion about sound in the urban environment.
Beyond familiar terms such as nature sounds and noise pollution, sound can be heard as a complex and unstable element in cities - a vital part of the way we experience our surroundings, and a key indicator of the diversity of urban ecologies - environmental, cultural and political.
SC6 explores these possibilities over the first weekend in May through walks, workshops, performances and new site responsive art works:
- Vision, a new work by Jessie Brennan, will be at Stave Hill from 25 April.
- Platform's iconic tent will make a return to the Ecological Park after 30 years. It will be pitched over the Soundcamp weekend as 'The Tent that Can Hear', for screenings, exhibition and discussion.
- Sounds Interrupted, by Jessie Brennan and SC will be installed at London Bridge Station (Reception, junction of St Thomas and Bermondsey St) from 26 April.
- The long form radio program: Reveil (SC with Locus Sonus, Wave Farm, Resonance Extra) will relay live sounds from a network of streamers, making a 24hr loop of the earth at daybreak from 5AM Saturday 4 May.
Camp out in the Stave Hill meadow, join a dawn chorus walk with ornithologists on Sunday morning, or take part in an open discussion on The Acoustic Commons, led by Ella Finer.
Food and refreshments by Leon Lewis, Lazy Coffee Van, The Dancing Baker