Sounds nothing like the sea

Maria Papadomanolaki, Dawn Scarfe, Grant Smith, Max Baraitser Smith

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A short text and an online player present live sounds from the Pacific Ocean, discovered in the course of the Reveil 24 hour radio broadcast over 2 to 3 May 2015. Reveil follows the dawn chorus around the world via live audio feeds provided by a dispersed community of streamers. Travelling at the speed of the earth's rotation at its surface, which is also the apparent speed of daybreak, it takes about 4 1/2 hours to cross the Pacific, from the time you leave the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains at the ocean, to landfall on the island of Tabushima. Coming to the beach with workaday expectations of what the ocean will be like, in the course of a long and monotonous passage on hydrophones and remote radio intercepts, we chart our emerging sense of a more elusive and intriguing sonic object.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-39
Number of pages2
JournalPerformance Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Performance Research on 03/05/2016, available online:


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