Newcastle upon Tyne
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REVEIL 2020 STREAMS


Ben Freeth // Microresonance-Suburban Garden


Ben Freeth // Microresonance-0430_DawnChorus_MotorwayEmanations_200420

Suburban Garden, Westerhope, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Latitude: +55.0024251°
Longitude: -1.6851412°

"As cars rumble the earth under foot, occasional birds interject melody, and a lawnmower blows on the wind.
Let your ears swim through this cacophony and your brain perceive a mirage of structure."
"As cars rumble the earth under foot, occasional birds interject melody, and a lawnmower blows on the wind.
Let your ears swim through this cacophony and your brain perceive a mirage of structure."

Repurposing old and abandoned equipment to create a solar sustained stream.

Time dependent timbral structures:
4am
A chorus of birds communicating against a sub-scape of dull low pitched groans, Motorway Emanations from the nearby A1.
The sound of central heating boilers firing up intermittently and their exhaust emissions add irregular rhythmic intrusions.

4pm
Bees enamoured of a wildly unkempt Clematis on the cusp of bloom. The sounds of forced isolation from neighbours in lockdown, talking, playing, cursing, shouting, bbq-ing, operating harsh petrol lawnmowers
Displaced seagulls (sea gull diaspora croaking harshly overhead).
Birds chirp, leaves rustle, gusts of wind (this is an elevated location). Bass thuds from radios tuned to stations unknown.

Equipment:
Raspberry Pi
Cirrus Logic Audio Card
EM172 *2 microphones
12v Solar Panel (donated from a neighbours rotting shed roof)
12v Battery (Salvaged from a disused APC uninterruptible power supply unit)
Housed in a salvaged Peli case.
Currently Testing Solar Panels (12v) + MPPT + Voltage Divider

Progress:
Mains powered streambox. ----> Solar powered streambox housed in peli case.
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