THE MUSIC OF WET SOUNDS
UNDERWATER MUSIC AT SWIMMING POOLS
LONDON 7TH OCT
ST GEORGE’S POOL
221 The Highway, London E1W 3BP
Nearest tube: Shadwell
First session: Doors 18:45
Second session Doors 19:50
Music: Joel Cahen
SHEFFIELD 14TH OCT
Broadfield Rd, Sheffield S8 0XQ
/AS PART OF NO BOUNDS FESTIVAL
‘Aquadelique' is an album of abstract electronics, designed to be listened to in a semi-sumbmersed state, where sounds are typically felt through the body rather than the ears and sound travels four times faster than it does in the air.
Joel Cahen has been playing his mutating strand of abstract electronica through a multi-channel system at Wet Sounds usually consisting of three stereo systems above the water surface and one under the water surface.
Now, some of this music has been released for the first time for listening in the dry. The album Aquadelique, released on Adaadat Records consists of seven tracks that are stereo mixdowns of the multichannel work
12" Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies)
CD (Limited to 100 copies)
Tracklisting : (Click on the titles to play the tracks)
Side 1 :
01. orange sky
02. black rainbows
03. centre of a cyclone
Side 2 :
01. blurs of my eyes
02. canolin tap
03. fume noir
Music and Mix by Joel Cahen
Vocals on Fume Noir by Fredy Thuon
Vocals on Blurs of my eyes by Rebecca Horrox
Saxaphone on Blurs of my eyes by Ricardo Tejero
Mastering by Amir Shoat
Original Artwork by Mat Humphrey
In addition to Wet Sounds, Cahen is also known for organising multi-disciplinary art events including Scrap Club (public Destructivist activity),Cacophony (multichannel sound in libraries) and Interzone Theatre (augmented reality theatre).
Cahen has been active in London since 1998 sometimes operating under the moniker Newtoy. His music has been released on various record labels including; HAK Lo-Fi Record, Earsheltering and Le Colibri Nécrophile. Cahen performed in the noise group The Black Poodle alongside Amir Shoat and Benedict Wallers. Cahen also presented a regular weekly radio show on Resonance FM from 2005-2016 playing live experimental mash-ups and Cacophonies.
Cahen's work has been exhibited/performed across Europe, Australia and North America at ISEA, AV Festival, All Tomorrows Parties, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, Tate Britain, Ultima Festival, Helsinki Festival, Elektroni(k) and Red Bull Music Academy. And most recently an award winning show at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.