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Out of Place #4: Dive into Wet Sounds, a unique deep listening and swimming experience that offers the chance for total immersion in a weightless world of sound and light.

Session 1 – SOLD OUT

Changing rooms open 6.30pm

Performances from 7pm – 8.30pm

Session 2 – SOLD OUT

Changing rooms open 9pm

Performances from 9.30pm – 11pm


Wet Sounds features a line-up of composers and producers from near and far – including Bristol’s dynamic French sound voyager H (ZamZam Recordings) and Wet Sounds instigator Joel Cahen –  whose specially commissioned performances can be experienced via three sound spaces in a swimming pool: one inside the water (through a sub-aquatic soundsystem installed for the occasion), one outside the water and one a merger of the two as the listener floats on the surface of the pool. As the listener moves in and out of the water, so they move through the three distinct sound spaces, navigating their own personal sonic route, augmented by a special light installation from visual artist Rod MacLachlan.

More info on Wet Sounds.

This event takes place at Bristol South Swimming Pool, Dean Lane Bristol, BS3 1BS.

The sessions start promptly at 7pm and 9.30pm – please arrive 30 mins beforehand to change. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.


See more on the OOP blog.

Out of Place is a co-production between Arnolfini and Qu Junktions. It is supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK an initiative developed in association with the hub, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Wet Sounds is a co-production between Arnolfini & Qu Junktions, in collaboration with Newtoy and Bristol South Swimming Pool.