Walking on air: summer broadcast

summer solstice: sebastiane hegarty

sebastiane hegarty: the scratch of mandibles upon wood

The completed summer soundwalk, one of the four walks around a year in winnall moors, will be broadcast by Radeq Radio, in residence at the SoundFjord Gallery, London. The full twenty-five minute summer circuit of the moors is scheduled for broadcast at 02:00pm on Tuesday 28/08/12.
The walk is aired as part of The summer of 2012, on London’s short-term online radio experiment, Radeq (radeq.vacau.com), broadcasting a continuous stream of sun/summer of ’12 themed sonic material, performed live or prepared, beginning at sunrise (06:06 UK GMT) on Monday 27th August and continuing until sunset (19:48 UK GMT) on Friday 31st August: ‘120 hours of non-stop audio from sun-lit land.’ The curators Clair Urbahn & James Dunn state:

From sunrise: You’ll hear the sounds of a microphone placed outside Cafe OTO in Dalston, London – live until midday.
At sunset: We switch over to a microphone placed in None Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand – live until we switch back to London’s sunrise , at Cafe OTO.
Up to 30 different shows are scheduled to take place from midday ’til sunset during the 120 hour sun salute, most of which will be coming live from SoundFjord Gallery, where Radeq is currently taking residence. Highlights in the programme include live improvised sounds (Daichi Yochikawa, Seymour Wright, Paul Abbott), sun stimulated sounds from Portland Oregon, live recordings and interviews with The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen, archival audio from ResonanceFM and the FMA, underwater recordings from Canada, performance spoken word, summer field recordings, and a live ‘Two Organs’ performance (John Chantler & Carina Thoren).

The soundwalk around summer in winnall moors includes the sounds of:
dawn on summer solstice/walking on boardwalk/grasshopper warbler/barn doors/rain from barn gutter/replacing fences/buzzards/cutting reeds/rain on barbed wire/rain dripping from trees/rain on river/mini-stream/pondweed photosynthesis/water boatman/forest of tree creaks/cluster of grasshoppers/bee proboscis/wasps mandibles/path strimming/ice cream van/cows chewing/evening bell practice at Winchester Cathedral/mini-stream/river medley/evening cloud of Pipistrelles.

This is the first time that the full summer perambulation has been available to hear. For twenty-five minutes, anyone can walk around the summer moors, anywhere.

Listen: here

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