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23rd Oct 2016: Montreal, Canada hosted by Red Bull Music Academy

4th Nov 2016: The Well Spa, Oslo. A leisure and relaxation set.





An underwater deep listening experience that immerses a floating and diving audience in surreal soundscapes. Wet Sounds transforms the swimming pool space with light, video ,multi-channel sound and performance over water and underwater.

Joel Cahen plays a surreal composition through one, two or three distinct sound systems arranged in the space. Over the years, guest artists such as Pierre Henry, Nurse With Wound, Cluster, Mira Calix, Eric La Casa and many more have been commissioned to perform new work for Wet Sounds.


Wet Sounds has installed at swimming pools worldwide since 2008 including four British tours (funded by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland and as part of the Sound and Music Portfolio scheme) and a Scandinavian tour. Joel Cahen has curated three listening galleries from work created especially for underwater listening from sound artists.


Since 2010, Wet Sounds has expanded to establish a charity which provides bespoke underwater listening sessions for children with complex needs at hydrotherapy pools at special schools. more on this on the Liquid Vibrations website.


For more information, national and international press, media, listening galleries and tours



Embarking on several dates throughout the UK in 2013 and 2014.


Newtoy along with Sound and Music commissions two composers to prepare a bespoke piece for dual soundsystem in a swimming pool. see the Portfolio scheme


Glasgow 2nd June 13 | Ledbury 13th July 13 | Exeter 21st Sept | Dundee 8th Nov | Kirkwall 10th Nov | Bristol 15th Dec SOLD OUT | London  (2nd March 2014) | Bangor (7th March 2014)

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The tour is made possible through the kind support from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, CRiSAP, the Portfolio scheme by Sound and Music and Ledbury Poetry Festival


Wet Sounds METZ, France

Part of white nights  5th - 6th October 2013

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