As part of our overall Sound Waves project, 38 sound artists from around the world have submitted a field recording and reimagining of water somewhere in the world: ocean, river, lake, stream, swimming pool, boiling kettle, splash of a puddle – anything in which water is the defining sound. These reimagined sounds have been recomposed and re-edited by Cities and Memory into this 30-minute mixed sound piece incorporating many of the sounds in a new context.
We’re heading into a sinister tunnel of reverb and drones today. Alongside Bath Spa rail station, there’s a brick tunnel leading through to river, at the back of which are the kitchens of several restaurants. You can hear the buzz and drone of extractor fans and air conditioning, and the intense reverb of the tunnel.