SRH Hochschule Heidelberg

Water Forest Water

Water Forest Water is an underwater sound installation.

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Water forest water is a project developed at the Water engineering department in our School of Engineering and Architecture.

It proposes an interactive sound installation with the water environment as the central component. Five underwater devices are placed on the swimming pool of CampusSports. Each of them presents a sound composition done with real sound field recordings.

The project aims to answer such questions as:

  • What is our perception of sound underwater?
  • How does water activates our body and mind when we create sound and visual proposals under the surface?
  • What does this element tell us from our environment?
  • Can we appreciate it and recognize ourselves as human beings in this ecosystem?

The sound compositions five acoustic devices are placed underwater. Two are in a fixed position and three move randomly. Each device hosts a sound composition associated to different spaces and territories related to water and the Heidelberg region in different ways. The material for the different works is collected form audio files recorded live at the different locations:

Project team

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Gayh | Belen Zevallos | Ana Acosta | Fernando Palacios | Ricardo Bustamante | Tan Mei Ling | Evelyn Calderon

Portraitfoto Ulrike Gayh
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Gayh

School of Engineering and Architecture | Professor of Environment and Process Engineering | Study Programme Director Water Technology (M.Eng.)

project duration:

15.09.2022 - 31.03.2023

Heidelberg, School of Engineering and Architecture

Water Forest Water

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