Wet Sounds – Joel Cahen (Israel / England)
underwater deep listening sensations
Friday 7 March 2014, 8.00pm
Bangor Swimming Pool
Wet Sounds returns to Bangor! An underwater alternative music performance at Bangor Swimming Pool. Float, swim and dive in water filled with sound from special underwater speakers.
- Live music performed by surf-rockers Y Niwl
- live music by Joel Cahen, Chaparral Andrew Hodges & I,Demons
- underwater live-art scuba performance by Megan Broadmeadow
- new water choreography by Lisa Spaull presented by Dawns i Bawb
- film by Conor Horgan presented by Migrations
Wet Sounds creates seperate sound spaces in Bangor Swimming Pool, one under the water, one above – choose your own mix as you float on the surface, dive below or lounge in the cafe.
This unique event reprises Bangor Sound City’s sell-out inaugural event.
“astonishingly immediate, inescapable” – The Guardian
“like being in the womb” – Mizled Youth
“exhibitions don’t get much more successful” – The Wire
“brilliantly authentic” – The Times
“refreshing as a skinny dip in the Welsh shores of the Atlantic” – NME
About the Artist
Joel Cahen was born and raised in Israel, and currently lives and works in London. He is an audio and visual practitioner and curator and organiser of experiential art events.
Since 2002 he has been organising multi-disciplinary art events in London, singular music events and events series such as Evil Art, The Wormhole Saloon, Scrap Club, public Destructivist art activity, Wet Sounds the sound-based augmented reality project Interzone Theatre.
His long-running weekly radio shows on London’s Resonance 104.4FM explores live improvised sound collage, cacophony and plunderphonics.
He works on sound installations and performances in public spaces such as libraries, swimming pools and galleries. His work was 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 more.
- Bring your swim wear – extra t-shirt and wet-suits permitted – and a warm towel or bath robe for pool-side lounging.
- Swimmers and non-swimmers of all abilities welcome.
In association with Pontio. Wet Sounds is curated by Joel Cahen. Wet Sounds installation in Bangor is part of the British Tour spanning Glasgow, Ledbury, Kirkwall, Dundee, Bristol, London and Belfast. The tour is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Sound and Music. Thank you to Gwynedd Sub Aqua Club.