Soundtent May 2015 Pinhole Ky Lewis

Soundcamp – London – 30 April – 1 May

Soundtent May 2015 Pinhole Ky Lewis
Soundtent May 2015 Pinhole Ky Lewis

Date: 10.00 30 April – 18.00 Sunday 1 May  2016

Place: Stave Hill Ecological Park, Timber Pond Rd, Rotherhithe SE16 6AX   MAP


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05.00 on 30 April – 06.00 on 1 May 2016


SoundCamp returns to the meadow at Stave Hill over the first weekend in May.


We invite you to join us for a free programme of activities exploring the ecology and acoustics of the site. These will be led by:

  • Sarah Angliss, composer and historian of sound whose music reflects her obsession with defunct technology and English folklore. She will explore the art of inter-species music and reflect on human attempts to control nature and bird song.
  • Iain Boulton of the London Bat Group will lead a bat walk on Saturday evening.
  • Ceri Buckmaster of Invisible Food will lead a practical workshop foraging and preparing wild food.
  • Rebeka Clark, site manager once voted Southwark’s ‘woman of the year’ has worked at Stave Hill since 1986. She will lead an introductory site walk.
  • Geoff Sample, leading recordist and ornithologist,  author of the Collin Guides to Bird Songs and Calls and Warbler Songs and Calls of Britain and Europe. He will lead a dawn chorus walk and talk about recognising and analysing bird song.
  • Rob St John, musician and artist whose recent work Surface Tension revealed sounds of the River Lea. His hydrophone workshops will explore micro soundscapes of the Lavender Pond and Greenland Dock.
  • Dan Stowell, researcher applying machine learning to sound. He will present new techniques in machine listening and signal processing to analyse soundscapes with multiple birds.
  • SoundCamp will be workshopping new Raspberry Pi streambox kits, installing a listening tent, co-ordinating the Reveil live broadcast which tracks the dawn chorus around the world, doing lots of remote listening and celebrating 30 years of urban ecology at Stave Hill, the world’s first ecological park.


There will be delicious food by Leon Lewis ( throughout the weekend, and breakfast and coffee on Sunday morning.


Tell us you’re coming. Booking is essential to camp and advisable for workshops and walks


For more information on camping, visiting, listening, broadcasting, or contributing a stream:



Programme for London

Global Announce

30 Years of Urban Ecology at Stave Hill in Docklands



SoundCamp is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, linked by Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed live by audio streamers around the globe.

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Soundcamp 2016 is supported by Arts Council England, B3Media, Heritage Lottery Fund, Southwark Neighbourhoods Fund, private supporters, SHED

Maria Papadomanolaki

Sound artist, researcher, writer.