Wet Sounds is expected to visit nine British cities this year!
LONDON, BRISTOL, LEDBURY, SHEFFIELD, EXETER, BANGOR, GLASGOW, DUNDEE, KIRKWALL
Dates confirmed here soon. Sign up to the mailing list (on the right) or check back soon.
Kindly supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Sound and Music, CRiSAP, Exeter Council.
Saturday 13th July 2013 as part of Ledbury Poetry festival
Guest poet and musician Ebe Oke
Exploring language, narrative and words split with soundscapes over two distinct soundsystems.
date tbc , Stadtbad Neukolln... Facebook page
At last we splash in the capital for an installation perhaps as part of the 48hr Neukolln Festival!
Including performances, and live art.
more details here sooooon
5-6 Oct 2013 as part of La Nuit Blanche
Saturday 2nd March 2013 at Ironmongers Row Bath in Islington.
Two different shows at 7pm and 8.40pm
As part of the Opensound London edition and introducing very special guests
small pool limited tickets, get them here
Tickets are now SOLD OUT
The newly renovated Ironmongers Row Baths gets an additional temporary
renovation into an art space. Using light and sound through over water and underwater speakers.
The sessions are 60min long and present new work for the dual soundsystems
Session one | 18:30 doors | 19:00 splash - 20:20 dry
UNICAZÜRN (Stephen Thrower and David Knight)
OPENSOUND: Faranhaz Hatam (NK Berlin)
Session two | 20:10 doors | 20:40 splash - 22:00 dry
WAJID YASEEN and JOEL CAHEN
CANDY SHOP (Lina Lapelyte, Sharon Gal, La Horrox, Anat Ben David, Nouria Bah and Heidi Heidelberg)
OPENSOUND: Domenico Sciajno
OpenSound is a pan-European project involving the exchange of knowledge between a number of partner organisations with the aim of introducing sonic arts practices to a wider audience.
Bring a swimsuit bath robe and goggles!!
2nd Feb 2013
à la piscine de l’Arche Guédon, place des Rencontres à Torcy.
featuring Electro-acoustic set by Joel Cahen with additional vocals by La Horrox.
Followed by Grégory Cervello et Guillaume Dorson in a Dj set.
Hosted by La Ferme Du Buisson and Cabaret Contemporaire
more details here
Liquid Vibrations, the offshoot Wet Sounds project with Drake Music founder Adele Drake, having carried out encouraging pilot programmes at St Nicolas Special Needs School in Canterbury in 2010 and 2011, is now applying for funds to carry out three terms of underwater listening and movement sessions at three London special needs schools.
The work relies entirely on a dialogue between the children, their teacher and us. We are introducing sound work by Joel Cahen, informed by Electro-acoustic sound art culture and Watsu treatments by Steve Karle, appropriated from the health and leisure sector, in order to expand learning activities. The children normally do not have access to the benefits that can be derived form these practices.
By improving the childrens’ communication abilities we positively influence their families and the community from then on. Additionally, as our researcher from the The Institute of Education reports on the process of development and learning, we will be able to make contributions to the collective knowledge base - both through the Sounds of Intent website (www.soundsofintent.org/) and via publications within the sector, this changes attitudes and practice that influences the community.
we have seen in the pilot programme had immediate benefits to the children such as:
• Enhanced vocal expression.
• Increased awareness of their surroundings.
• Improved mobility
• Increased enthusiasm, joy and expression of interest.
In the wider sense we expect
• Increased social skills and communication
• Increased musical aptitude
• Improved relationship with their families and their environment.
To find out more, or contribute to the development of this practice, go to www.liquidvibrations.org.uk
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.