As part of the Totally Thames 2020 Festival, and in celebration of World River’s Day, sound artist and Surge member Stephen Shiell created a live audio stream by tuning in to the Channelsea river, a tributary of the Thames.

Using a hydrophone he engaged listeners in the river’s sub-aqueous vibrations, recording the movement of water flowing from the Thames, and drawing out an extended environmental narrative from the underwater sound world of marine vessels and aquatic life. With microphones on land he provided a parallel listening environment, streaming the unique acoustic ecology of this urban area above and below water.

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