Soundcamp are an arts cooperative based in London, Crete and The Hague. The work explores intersections among social, personal and environmental ecologies. SC initiated the Creative Europe small Coop project: Acoustic Commons (2020-22), in partnership with arts organisations in Europe and Japan. Projects include The Reveil daybreak broadcast (3.3 million Twitter impressions on #Reveil2020), Biosphere Open Microphones (BIOM – with UNESCO) and PITCH – a project on indigenous soundworlds in development with Museum of the UN / UN Live. ( please see the SC site for full details)
Is a 24 hour live radio programme, assembled and broadcast from a temporary station at Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhithe. This is also the site of the longest running soundcamp. Real time streams are supplied by contributors around the world at daybreak. The primary feed is hosted by Wave Farm in the Upper Hudson Valley, New York, and aired by our UK broadcast partners Resonance FM / Extra in London UK and a collection of FM and netradio stations. (please see full details on SC site)
Soundcamp CIC is coordinated in London by:
Grant Smith self-noise.net
and in Crete by:
Maria Papadomanolaki voice sound text
Design: Sam Baraitser Smith
Young producers: Christine Bramwell, Ciara Drew
Engagement: Hannah Kemp-Welch
Developers: Luke Saunders, Max Baraitser Smith.
Photography: Ky Lewis
Artistic advisor: Gordon Hempton
Publishing: Colin Sackett – Uniformbooks
Kirsty Collander Brown (Producer: The Albany Deptford) is an SC co-founder, creative trustee and a director of Soundcamp CIC.
My role as Artist in Residence across the years
My first SC was 2014 based at The Shed Stave Hill Ecology Park in Rotherhithe London, it has generally been held in the last weekend of April or the first in May the weekends are filled with a celebration of ecology, sound, the Dawn Chorus and visual recording not just of this London site but as a global collaboration and a broadcast from many sites in rural and city situations.
Each year has been slightly different, I have though consistently recorded the event with a diverse range of media and a very slow and alternative way of making photographic images. Employing the use primarily of Pinhole cameras, the days events are caught on film or photographic paper, these have over the years been developed onsite in ‘pop-up’ darkrooms anything from the spare toilet to the Straw Bale shed. Making images this way creates a response and interaction between myself and those taking part over the weekend. Portraits, actions, events, the physical structures and the landscape-hopefully capturing the essence of the event in silver halides.
While I am making the pinholes I also install other methods of recording the site with the use of long term exposures such as solargraphs, cyanotypes and Lumen prints, in addition to these I make drawings and do my own localised sound recordings. After the event these are collated and some of these are used in publications and the archives for Stave Hill and Soundcamp.