WET SOUNDS i Sentralbadet:
Maia Urstad / Espen Sommer Eide / Magnar Åm / SPAX
Ta med badetøy og legg dere i bassenget for å oppleve undervannskonsert med *Maia Urstad, Espen Sommer Eide og Magnar Åm*, i tillegg til lydinstallasjoner av Hildegard Westerkamp, Sam Salem, Michael McLoughlin, Robin Edwards, Annie Goh, Eric De Luca, Slavek Kwi og Mark Vernon.
WET SOUNDS er verdens eneste undervanns-lydgalleri og er for tiden på turné i Norden. I Bergen innstallerer de sine undervannshøyttalere i Sentralbadet og presenterer lyd i perioden 19-22 tirsdag 15. september.
Sound travels 4 times quicker in water than in air, due to the water’s density, it is perceived not only by the ears but also by the bones and the body. The sensation is similar to a floatation tank effect. The actvity promotes relaxation, listening, openness to sound art and enhanced audio perception.
People hard of hearing are especially invited to attend to hear sound textures they have never heard before, clearly and detailed, underwater.
The 2009 sound gallery includes work by the following artists: Hildegard Westerkamp, Sam Salem, Michael McLoughlin, Robin Edwards, Annie Goh, Eric De Luca, Slavek Kwi, Mark Vernon.
The collage will also include work from last year’s gallery including John Wynne, Tomoko Sauvage, Spax, La Horrox, Marcus Jones and Paul Rudy.
“It’s a bizarre experience, a bit otherworldly….The sounds are pulsating through the water at speed…With my whole body immersed, it feels as if they’re hitting every limb. It’s not like listening to music in the bath, with your head under the water: there the music gets distorted. What I’m listening to is razor sharp. It’s astonishingly immediate, inescapable, and faintly perplexing.”