Acoustic Commons

Open microphone – Peter Sinclair
Drawing – Sam Baraitser Smith

LIVE STREAM - Calanque de Niolon

Acoustic Commons is an emerging network of live environmental streams drawing attention to the unique sounds of particular places across Europe and beyond.

Over three years (2020-22), the Acoustic Commons is developing work between Full of Noises (Barrow, Cumbria - lead partner), Locus Sonus (Aix-Marseille), CONA (Ljubljana), Soundcamp (London), HMU (Crete) and Cyberforest (Tokyo).

As the project proceeds, it will involve events, workshops and creative actions outside conventional cultural spaces, focusing on sounds as intangible resources which can be shared.

We hope #acousticommons can be a sticky concept for thinking together about sounds, ecologies, atmospheres and collective actions in (un)common time(s).



Re Reveil for LCB Depot Leicester was a program reflecting on the Reveil expanded radio event. More info


Reveil 2020 took place over the 1st weekend in May. The first public-facing event of the Acoustic Commons created a 24+ hour survey of daybreak sounds during the pandemic. More info

The Acoustic Commons is a Small Cooperation Project supported in part by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.