Wet Sounds

– is an underwater sound art installation and performance – a deep listening experience


“Astonishingly immediate, inescapable ”
– The Guardian



Creating visual and lighting installation for Wet Sounds is always a challenge, we look forward to the next one!

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.

“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.

WET SOUNDS is a project by Joel Cahen under production of Newtoy Ltd.