Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wet Sounds 2008 - Open Call


Speakers will be placed underwater and the audience will float around ears submerged immersed in sound. Sound travels 4 times faster in water and is heard omniponically. Although we will have 2 channels playing back, the stereo effect is lost and is perceived as a dynamic variation and not as directionality.

The listeners are immersed in sound and perceive sound through their bones as well as through the ears. The sound is heard more intimately.


The Call for Proposals will be mainly looking for sounds which depict undersea life/ human interaction with water/ sounds which immerse the listener / abstract electronica/ electro-acoustic sounds.


Audio work is to be of any duration over 5 minutes and under 20 minutes


5pm 12st May 2008 [postmarked]
Successful applicants will be notified by 1st June 2008

Post a hardcopy of the filled application form and an audio CD to:
Wet Sounds
211 Dalston Lane
London E8 1HL
United Kingdom

Or Email the filled application form with a link to your audio files [.wav/.aif 44.1khz 16bit at least] to:

If your work is chosen:

  • The chosen work will be collected and played at future tours of Wet Sounds; by submitting work you are permitting Newtoy Ltd. to use your work for playback at any Wet Sounds performances.
  • A booklet will be produced and distributed at venues displaying info on all participating artists. The same info will be displayed on the website as well.
  • You will get two tickets to one of the dates in the tour.
  • You will receive a two for one dive introduction voucher with PADI diving school.