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Multi-channel sound and light experiences in pools

Depths غمق - a dance video commission

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Depths غمق
Produced by Newtoy for a commission by Farnham Malting in the UK and Orient Productions in Egypt.
Choreographer: Shaymaa Shoukry
Editor and composer: Joel Cahen
Dancers: Shaymaa Shoukry, Farahnaz Hany, Salma Salem
Videographer: Shahir Maged Mikhail
Filmed on location in the Red Sea and edited and composed in Kent, UK 
Completed Nov 2022. Official selection at the Neum underwater Film Festival 2023.

Wet Sounds transforms swimming pools to artistic experiences

Adelaide 2018


Moscow 2019

Moscow 2019

Using a unique multi-channel sound setup in vertical alignment above and below the water surface that activates listening spaces on different levels.


The music uses sound materials from acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings and voice, that are manipulated into a 45min soundscape.

Audiences are quite literally completely immersed in an experience of sound like no other.

Underwater sound is immediate, clear and detailed.


It is perceived by bone conduction.


Both sides of the surface have distinct music playing through them, heard together only by floating on the surface.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A unique and sensory experience. ABC Australian National Television


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Most definitely the most unusual Fringe performance I have ever seen. All Over Adelaide


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ other-worldly, immersive experience like you've never had before. Channel 44 Adelaide


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


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “ below the water, harmonies can turn haunting.... Here submerged in sound, the audience get to be in control” – BBC Television News 


...more reviews

London 2019

Wet Sounds has installed in pools worldwide since 2008 and in festivals such as:


Red Bull Music Festival Moscow

Red Bull Music Festival Montreal,


All Tomorrow’s Parties

Ultima Festival


Adelaide Fringe (winner best show 2018)

Macau Festival

Helsinki Festival

Brighton Festival

and many more

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Some facts about our relationship with


We are 70% water. We are buoyant.

We spend the first nine months of our lives immersed in liquid.


The world outside the womb is first revealed to us through


Wet Sounds is a Newtoy production. Newtoy explores notions of self empowerment through artistic experiences.

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