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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 1, 2020

/ Riverside Leisure Centre £10 – £15

Wet Sounds

Wet Sounds 29 February 2020

Get ready for a truly unique experience.


The Drowned World is a collaboration between Wet Sounds and local sound artists, who will be transforming Riverside swimming pool with soundscapes both above the surface and underwater, to produce an immersive audio-visual performance which promises to be bizarre, magical and astonishing.


The event is inspired by the novel The Drowned World by JG Ballard, which is set in a post-apocalyptic future where due to climate change the city of London has been submerged underwater and the sparsely inhabited world above has turned into a thriving tropical environment.


Joel Cahen of Wet Sounds will be joined by Chris Adam and Andrew Wright of the Resonance arts collective in Chelmsford and Colchester-based sound-artist Frazer Merrick. Visuals by SDNA and lighting by Joe Lucas.


Swimsuits a must, goggles recommended. Only people confident in water can enter the water. Flotation aids will be made available.


***** Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award 2018 for Interactive Performance

***** “…It’s astonishingly immediate, inescapable and faintly perplexing” – The Guardian



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