Wet Sounds Event at Withington Baths : Didsbury Arts Festival

Wet Sounds Event at Withington Baths : Didsbury Arts Festival

As part of Didsbury Arts Festival 2017, Withington Baths will be hosting a very unusual event in the Edwardian swimming pool on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July...

Dive into otherworldly sounds, underwater at the pool - where sound travels 4.5 times quicker in water than in air and is perceived by the bones. Joel Cahen's electronic soundscape is played across several speakers outside and inside the water and immerses the listener in a unique experience. Above, the listener hears sound interact with the sounds of the pool, reverberant and public. Diving into the watery depths, the listener is immersed in sound which is incredibly intimate, clear and detailed heard '..as if it comes from inside your head'.

'It's astonishingly immediate, inescapable, and faintly perplexing.' The Guardian.

Wet Sounds, created by Joel Cahen, first toured ten cities in the UK in July 2008, opening at in the London Fields Lido in Hackney. Since then, Wet Sounds has continued to install at various UK and International festivals, including showcasing as part of European City of Culture events in Tallinn (2011).

The Saturday event is an evening event from 9.30pm - 10.30pm. Tickets (£5.00) can be purchased here : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wet-sounds-didsbury-tickets-33960897960

The Sunday event is a daytime event from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Tickets (£5.00) can be purchased here : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wet-sounds-didsbury-tickets-33960468676

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