Liam O'Shea (Lo Shea) the man behind Sheffield's imprint, Hope Works & Hope Works Records shows us how it's done with an immersive sensory experience, entitled 'Wet Sounds' at No Bounds Festival.
What IS Wet Sounds?
Wet Sounds is an underwater sound art installation and performance - a deep listening experience
Touring swimming pools, it presents listening sessions to a floating and diving audience in the water. The participants are fully immersed in sound. Free to move weightlessly in the sound space.
"Astonishingly immediate, inescapable" / The Guardian
"like being in the womb" / Mizled Youth
"Exhibitions dont get much more successful than that" / The Wire
Wet Sounds effectively creates three sound spaces in the physical space of the swimming pool. One inside the water, one outside the water and one a merger of the two as the listener floats on the surface of the water. These three distinct sound spaces are chosen by the listeners as they move in and out of the water. The three sound spaces are used to convey parallel narratives, musical and literal.
We are thrilled to bring this to Sheffield as part of No Bounds Festival.
Please visit the Wet Sounds website here to get a full rundown of what this entails!
Note : This show requires ticket with its own admission fee.
Here's a video Link