Leece and I participated in last night’s performance of Wet Sounds in the dive pool at HBF Stadium.

Leece and I participated in last night’s performance of Wet Sounds in the dive pool at HBF Stadium.

I say participated because it is not an event you merely watch or listen to. You take part. A lot.

There are two distinct parts to the soundtrack, with above and below water tracks interweaving throughout the event. Because of the different densities of the air and water, the above water track only penetrates a few cm below the surface, and the below water track changes quality depending on depth. As a result you spend a lot of time diving and surfacing, and generally experimenting with the way the sound changes. Immersing one ear and keeping the other out of the water creates a remarkable effect.

The soundtrack is paired with a slow-sync lightshow, constantly changing the view of the other swimmers around you, who create a slow ballet (with you) that furthers the surreality of the experience.

The soundtrack itself inspires comparisons with Jarre’s “Concerts in China”, Visage, and Artemis, while being a new and distinct creature of its own.

Highly recommended, goggles and snorkel a must, and small fins a help. There are still a few tickets available.

9/10 and Dali directing Swan Lake on the Sid and Nancy scale.

https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/wet-sounds-fw2019

https://www.wetsounds.co.uk/


https://www.wetsounds.co.uk/

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