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REVEIL 2022 STREAMS


Rob Mackay, Soundcamp, Andrew Laforet-Point Pelee National Park, Ontario


Rob Mackay-Point Pelee Recording 7th April 2020, 09:11 EDT

Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada

Rob Mackay, Soundcamp, Andrew Laforet, Dalrene Burgess

Latitude: +41.958576°
Longitude: -82.517067°

This streambox broadcasts the sounds of Point Pelee National Park which is one of Canada's major migration points for monarch butterflies.

It is one of 5 planned nodes of open microphones along the migratory routes, including boxes already installed in the Cerro Pelón reserve in Mexico and Jasper Ridge Biosphere Preserve in California.

It is part of the project 'Following the Flight of the Monarchs'. https://followingtheflightofthemonarchs.com
This streambox broadcasts the sounds of Point Pelee National Park which is one of Canada's major migration points for monarch butterflies.

It is one of 5 planned nodes of open microphones along the migratory routes, including boxes already installed in the Cerro Pelón reserve in Mexico and Jasper Ridge Biosphere Preserve in California.

It is part of the project 'Following the Flight of the Monarchs', led by Rob Mackay at Newcastle University, UK. https://followingtheflightofthemonarchs.com

‘Following the Flight of the Monarchs’, is an interdisciplinary acoustic ecology project bringing together artists and scientists, connecting with ecosystems and communities along the migration routes of monarch butterflies as they travel the 3,000 mile journey between Mexico and Canada each year. It is led by Rob Mackay at Newcastle University, UK in collaboration with Soundcamp and a number of partners in Canada, USA, and Mexico. 
 
Streamboxes are being installed along the monarch butterfly migration routes between Canada and Mexico. These livestream the soundscapes of these different ecosystems 24/7 via the Locus Sonus Soundmap (http://locusonus.org/soundmap/051/). The first of the boxes was successfully installed in the Cerro Pelón UNESCO monarch butterfly reserve in Mexico in 2018, and the streambox at Point Pelee National Park was installed in 2019. The streams are being used for ecosystem monitoring as well as integrating into artworks which are raising awareness of the issues the monarchs face, whose numbers have declined by nearly 90% over the past two decades.

Artefacts produced so far include a touring installation (presented at the Eden Project, and various international conferences and festivals; a networked telematic performance; and a radio programme for BBC Radio 3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qyhz).
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