Visionary Joel Cahen created a custom-built sound system to diffuse specially commissioned work by Lorenzo Senni, a live set by Dopplereffekt and an all-Drexciya DJ Stingray set to a packed crowd. They were able to enjoy the music and light show through a network of speakers located under the water, at the pool surface and a dedicated dancing space.
“Inside the water the sound travels much quicker than through the air so you don’t hear it through your ears, you hear it through your bones. So what actually happens is that you hear the sound like if it was inside your head. It is really strange.” – Joel Cahen
“You can’t record it. You can put a microphone inside, but it is not going to sound the same. The sounds are really sharp, immediate, detailed and accurate.” Cahen continues, “The low frequencies don’t go well, because they need more energy to push a big body of water. It’s more the low mids, high mids and high frequencies.”
Photo Credits: Dan Wilton & Karel Chladek