Out of Place #4: Dive into Wet Sounds, a unique deep listening and swimming experience that offers the chance for total immersion in a weightless world of sound and light.
Wet Sounds features a line-up of composers and producers from near and far – including Bristol’s dynamic French sound voyager H (ZamZam Recordings), Wet Sounds instigator Joel Cahen and inventive sonic manipulator Henry Collins – whose specially commissioned performances can be experienced via three sound spaces in a swimming pool: one inside the water (through a sub-aquatic soundsystem installed for the occasion), one outside the water and one a merger of the two as the listener floats on the surface of the pool. As the listener moves in and out of the water, so they move through the three distinct sound spaces, navigating their own personal sonic route, augmented by a special light installation from visual artist Rod MacLachlan.
This event takes place at Bristol South Swimming Pool, Dean Lane Bristol, BS3 1BS.
The pool doors open at 6.30pm for changing. The event starts promptly at 7pm. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
Wet Sounds is a co-production between Arnolfini & Qu Junktions, in collaboration with Newtoy and Bristol South Swimming Pool.
Out of Place is supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK an initiative developed in association with the hub, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.