A different experience of water
Ebensee Wet Sounds
Produced by Newtoy for a commission by
Salzkammergut 2024 European Capital; of Culture
16th March - Ebensee Wet Sounds. Tickets.
17th March - Musical Hydrotherapy at Eurothermen Spa
18th March - Musical Hydroptherapy for Special Needs Kindergarten.
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
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
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
Adelaide Fringe (winner best show 2018)
and many more
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. www.newtoy.org