Thing of the Day
SO WHAT ARE WET SOUNDS DOING IN 2011?
January 3rd 2011
And what is Wet Sounds anyway? Read on…
Spanning two months from 28th Jan until 26th March, Wet Sounds installs at swimming pools in seven UK cities. An open to the public event featuring live music by Joel Cahen and including the deep listening gallery featuring new work by selected artists under the theme ReVerse, selected artists include Daniel Blinkhorn (Au), Jessica Rowland (UK), Julius Holtz (D), Liam Quinn (UK), Philip Mantione (USA), Riz Maslen (UK)
In London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Bangor, Wet Sounds invites special guests to use the dual sound system, above and below the water, to create a unique live performance. The swimming pool will be transformed to a darkened listening venue, the pool radiating soft light and the sound is split into two separate systems. The invited artists are:
NURSE WITH WOUND,
MIRA CALIX & ANDREA PARKER,
ERIC LA CASA, ADRIAN MOORE,
CHAPPARAL ANDREW HODGES,
and DAWNS i BAWB
For the London date, Newtoy has commissioned the electronic music pioneer and accomplice to the the first Musique Concréte compositions, PIERRE HENRY to create new work for the dual soundsystem. The work 'Analogy' will have its world premiere on the 6th March 2011 in London's York Hall Pool in Bethnal Green.
Book early to avoid disappointment as pool capacity is inevitably low.
Tickets here: https://express.iristickets.co.uk/k?newtoy
YES, you read right: this is a gig in a swimming pool WITH THE WATER STILL IN IT.
And if that isn’t enough or you don’t feel like dipping a toe in to the pool then…..
SOUNDSOUP returns to London’s Resonance 104.4FM for a second season of shows. First broadcast this coming 10th January at 11pm and then every Monday thereafter until mid Springtime. Joel Cahen plays an hour of live continuous sound collages and mash ups, undulating between harmonies and dissonances, order and cacophony… actually no order. Previous shows from the last 5 years - Soundsoup season 1, The Mash Up, and The Saturday Night Mash Up - all available for listening on www.newtoy.org/soundsoup
The show can be heard worldwide, on line, via www.resonancefm.com
A HISTORY OF SOUND ART: AUDIO PIECE WITH ACCOMPANYING SHOWS…
A History Of Sound Art is an 80min audio retrospective, composed and arranged by J Milo Taylor and mixed by Joel Cahen, an audio retrospective that weaves through different sound works throughout the century with narratives and ideas from some of the prominent artists in the field. It is an insightful sound collage retrospective into the craft of sound and its development as an artistic practice, from Edison's first sound film in 1895 to today. Short excerpt from the 20s period here
Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 January 2011, 12.30-4-30pm Free
Bangor Museum, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales
Saturday, 12 February 2011, 4.40-6pm
A History of Sound Art – a talk by Joel Cahen, and listening session
Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford (Free, booking recommended)
Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 March 2011, 11am-6pm / free
Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Reading Room, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1
Phoenix Brighton, 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB
Free Dates and times tbc
Date and time tbc
VIVID Gallery, 140 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
Explore the world of Wet Sounds and everything else Joel Chan is involved in right now via www.newtoy.org