We supply a large playlist of original music selected and composed specifically for underwater listening.
Feature: The work of LAWRENCE BRADSHAW
Music lead at Bedelsford School, Kingston
Lawrence uses music for student interaction, for relaxation and play.
The iPad connects to the mixer through Bluetooth which send the sounds to the underwater speakers.
Lawrence has a range of instruments on pool side such as Acoustic Guitar, Guzheng, Chimes and Wah Wah Tubes. these are played live in the room and also through the Line 6 Relay G10 system to the mixer and underwater speakers.
His playing sometimes responds to the movement of the student while in the water. For example intensifying the playing as the movement intensifies thereby creating more underwater sound vibrations against the body.
While in the water, one of his students who has hearing loss, enjoys strumming an acoustic guitar resting on pool side. The guitar sound is played back through the underwater speaker near her belly enabling her to feel the sound she is creating.
To contribute your music to Musical Hydrotherapy sessions send an email with links to:
Musician, artist and sound designer for stage and screen as well as art installations. His work has been presented internationally in galleries and festivals. Joel plays live at Wet Sounds events. He broadcast live new music at his weekly radio show on London's Resonance 104.4fm (2005 - 2016). Website
Writer, composer and broadcaster. He writes for a number of magazines including the Saatchi Gallery Art & Music, Pro Sound News Europe, Lighting & Sound International and Installation. Simon regularly broadcasts experimental political and architectural based sound art, as well as audio walks in Venice and London, for Resonance FM radio. His music has been used in Film TV and Theatre.
The Orpheus Centre
In 2019, students from the Orpheus Centre, an independent specialist college for young disabled adults with a passion for the performing arts, created music for underwater listening over the course of two terms.
There are three interlinked components to the underwater music and sound construction:
Sound that has melodic and rhythmic structures using instruments and/or voice. Based in song and music tradition.
Sound that is chosen for its aesthetic quality using sonic textures, timbres and frequency relationships. Based in electroacoustic tradition.
Sound that denotes an activity, story or environment using narration, field recordings, object recordings, animal sounds etc..