Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents
Sun 20 Feb 2011 | 5pm-8pm | £10 adv / £12 on door
Wet Sounds presents a cinema for the ear. The audience float and dive in the water, immersed in sound coming from inside and outside the water. The sound is detailed and clear. It is perceived by the bones and creates an incredibly intimate and immersive listening experience. The two sound systems play different content and are heard separately except while floating on the surface of the water.
Join us at the beautiful Victorian baths of the North Woodside Leisure Centre for an under (and over) water experience, with live performances from Eric La Casa, Adrian Moore and Joel Cahen. Bring your swimming costume – goggles recommended.
For tickets and more information on Wet Sounds go to http://www.wetsounds.co.uk
ABOUT THE ARTISTS //
Eric La Casa is a French sound artist and composer who uses sound almost as visual substance to create a tapestry of sound environments. The sounds are cinematic and evoking, with their original ‘meanings’ transmuted into a rich and strange abstract narrative. Or, in his own words: “…Listening becomes tied up in the surfaces of the world. Recordings, sonic readings, open out into a musical form which reactivates a perception of that which surrounds us, whether visible or not”.
Adrian Moore is a British composer of electroacoustic music. He also writes for instruments, often with a live processing element using Max-MSP and custom built software, and directs the University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSS).
Joel Cahen is a noisician and organiser of Wet Sounds. He will play a cinematic sound collage using sound recordings, film extracts, music of different genres and various location sounds.
ABOUT GLASGOW MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL //
Now in its third year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival is lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks at the Glasgow Film Theatre and the Arches. A series of specially commissioned, one-off events combining audio and visuals, the results range from the entertaining, to the inspirational, to the downright weird.
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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