June dawn - Chelsea Jeffery
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
We are in Whitehorse, Yukon, at the northwest edge of old town, where the clay cliff rises up around the houses below.
We are in Whitehorse, Yukon, at the northwest edge of old town, where the clay cliff rises up around the houses below. This is a small-scale soundcamp, accommodating one person plus wanderers.
Our soundcamp will link the sounds of daybreak from this specific spot to the sounds of daybreak as it sweeps continually across the earth. There is no official night this time of year at this latitude, so we will be emerging from 118 minutes of civil twilight, 114 minutes of nautical twilight, and 90 minutes of astronomical twilight into a 16 hour and 36 minute period of daylight.
I have often enjoyed the nature of the sound in this location, as it ricochets along the dusty dirt road and up the steep side of the cliff back towards me (I have noticed this most often with my own footsteps. I wonder if the birdsong of daybreak will have the same effect?). We will hear birdsong, of course, and maybe a propellor plane taking off nearby or the wheels of a car rolling over the gravel, the croak of a raven or the bark of a dog.
Saturday May 6th, 4:40am to 5:39am -- live broadcast of the dawn chorus from soundcamp Whitehorse
CJUC 92.5 FM in Whitehorse will be streaming the REVEIL broadcast from 9pm to 9am PST. Tune in!