Underwater concert series
created, performed and curated Joel Cahen
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22:00 Sunday 23rd Oct 2016: Montreal, Canada. Joel Cahen, Dopplereffekt, DJ Stingray, hosted by the Red Bull Music Academy.
Pierre Henry - Analogy Underwater excerpt by Newtoy
A recording of a live performance of Pierre Henry's world premier of his piece Analogy for a dual sound system and swimming pool commissioned for Wet Sounds closing event of the 2011 tour.
The recording is of the underwater mix.
There were an extra 12 speakers above the water
6th March 2011
York Hall Pool, London
Mixed live by Etienne Bultingaire
14-15 May 2011: All Tomorrow's Parties at Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead, UK curated by Animal Collective.
The installation involved using three soundsystems simultaneously
with different content played through each of the separate sound spaces, three layers of sound:
/ Four speakers playing into the swimming pool hall space above the listeners. The content through the top layer merged with the natural acoustics of the room, using mainly low and low-mid frequencies, it sounded like a cloud of sound looming over the listeners.
// Four speakers on pool side floor playing directly to the listeners as they float on the water surface, the sounds piercing through the 'sound cloud' using content with mainly mid-high frequencies.
/// The underwater soundsystem, distinct from the content above the water, provided a separate space for augmenting the sound narrative above the water.
These three sound systems presented a split-mix three-layer abstract mash up and sometimes acted as a three-way speaker system (Low - mid - hi).
Main artist: Joel Cahen. Guest artists Grouper, Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3 and Spectrum, and La Horrox.