A.D. Barnes Park, Miami, Florida, USA
We will be streaming from a sleepover soundcamp in a 65-acre urban park that is one of the few remaining patches of pine rockland forest ecology in Miami-Dade county. It is a popular spot for migrating birds. This is an all ages event on the ancestral homelands of Tequesta, Miccosukee, and Seminole people.
For the Artist as Archivist Residency, artist and educator Fereshteh Toosi presents an overnight soundcamp to celebrate the 10th anniversary of REVEIL, the full flower moon, and International Dawn Chorus Day from 5-6 May.
What is it?
Every 24 hours at dawn, birds and other beings create a wave of sound at a time when humans are relatively quiet. Together we’ll listen and broadcast the sounds of Miami to the world.
We’ll have a vegetarian dinner and gather around a campfire before sleeping in dorm-style cabins on Friday night.
We’ll set our alarms to wake up early on Saturday morning in order to greet the birds and broadcast the sounds of our location. Then we’ll have breakfast while listening to live streams from a network of other soundcamps all around the earth.
We will be at the northwest corner of a 65-acre urban park that is one of the few remaining patches of pine rockland forest ecology in Miami-Dade county. It is a popular spot for migrating birds.
This is an all ages event on the ancestral homelands of Tequesta, Miccosukee, and Seminole people.
No drinks, no drugs, no jerks.
Friday 5 May
4:00 PM: Meet at A.D. Barnes Park
It is possible to arrive earlier or later, please let us know your needs.
6:00 PM: vegetarian dinner
7:00 PM: forest bathing walk guided by Fereshteh
8:00 PM: camp fire with s’mores and story circle
10:00 PM: lights out
You will share a large open-plan room with several other people, mixed genders. Our dorm-style cabins have twin-size murphy beds and are fully accessible to people with disabilities. They have hot showers, a kitchen, and picnic shelters.
Saturday 6 May
6:00 AM wake up to broadcast the Miami dawn chorus to the world
7:00 AM: morning stretch / movement
8:00 AM: vegetarian breakfast
9:00 AM: check out
Feel free to hang out and explore the park by the light of day!
What’s provided in exchange for your donation?
dinner, cabin rental and fire circle fee, snacks, fire wood, breakfast, coffee & tea, drinking water, microphone and broadcasting equipment
What to bring?
twin-size bed sheets, pillow, plate/bowl and cutlery, water bottle, toiletries, pajamas, change of clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, sketchbook/notebook, personal snacks
Cancellations and Refunds
Learn more about International Dawn Chorus Day: https://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/idcd