Swim Sound
presented in collaboration with online journal Vague Terrain

Swim suits where mandatory for this one-of-a-kind sound performance at Ottawa's first municipal swimming pool. Responding to the unique sound properties of the pool, with it's echoing tiled surfaces and potential for underwater phonics, Jesse Stewart and new media artist Rob Cruickshank flooded the space with percussive and electronic sounds until you are swimming in sound. Their audible landscape spanned from haunting electronic sine waves to irregular jazz rhythms and featured a drum kit staged on a platform in the pool, a water gong, hydrophones and a custom built synthesiser.