★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award 2018 for Interactive Performance
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "...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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “...Swimming in water that carries an audible dimension is immensely pleasurable. Noise surrounds you physically. It is both highly individualising as you are wholly immersed in your own senses without the possibility of communication, and extensive as it carries your awareness out across the expanses of your environment... Exploring sound through a co-ordinated fluid, weightless movement. I suspect that it was rather like being in the womb.” - Mizled Youth
BBC Television UK
WIRE MAGAZINE[Sept 08]:..succeeds in truly making the audience active participants - not only aware of the environmental sound but eagerly anticipating and enjoying it... Wet Sounds managed to bring a niche art form to a public space frequented by people usually ignorant or uninterested in that niche and display it in such a fashion so as to make them interested... Exhibitions dont get much more successful than that.
"..as time progressed the combination of swimming/floating and hearing, seeing and feeling the extra stimulus created a very interesting state of mind... After 45 minutes or so I didn’t want it to end. In fact, by that stage I didn’t want to ever leave the pool and was happy to live the rest of my life in contented chlorinated haze. Wet Sounds may yet prove to be one of the most interesting and memorable experiences of Brighton Festival 2019."
A-N MAGAZINE: The voice of a woman came caressing my eardrums, and the elongated vocal sounds she made, coupled with tinkling vibrations, seemed to travel from far, passing me by to go bouncing against the 4 walls of the pool... Id recommend.
HACKNEY TODAY [July 09]: Wet Sounds makes sound art accessible to the public through a unique listening experience.
HACKNEY TODAY [July 08]: ...strangely evocative... magical.
AMELIA MAGAZINE: Relishing the intimate experience of being insulated by an evolving soundtrack whilst enveloped by water, This creates a much more personal sound, one that everyone gets to experience as if theyre the only person who can hear it. I was at turns hypnotised and delighted, disconcerted and amused... What other opportunity will you have to go to an art show in your bathing suit?
REST OF THE WORLD
ABC TELEVISION national television news
ABC ADELAIDE NEWS online
THIS IS RADELAIDE
ABSINTHE online blog - lovely review
ALL OVER ADELAIDE
SAM ABOUT TOWN
WEEKEND NOTESs Adelaide Fringe Review
X-PRESS MAGAZINE - Perth Fringe World
For the truly adventurous at heart, head to Wet Sounds for something utterly unique and special, a truly auditory and bodily experience that’s like no other. X-Press Magazine gave a 9/10 review for Wet Sounds
FRANCE 2 national television news (21 June 2014)
FRANCE 3 local television news (21 June 2014)
TV2 Ostjylland Television news report or here
Also mentioned on national radio and covered by Antenna Ch2 national Television
STOCKHOLM PA STAN
Sound art article in a printed artist magazine