SUBMERGE WORKSHOPS 25th – 28th June 2015      Aquatic and audio adventures across Glasgow

Discover, listen and record intriguing underwater sounds, from bubbling and hissing to low humming and the roaring sounds of a waterfall, using hydrophone technology. This is a unique opportunity to explore Glasgow’s once treasured and now forgotten streams with Cryptic artist Kathy Hinde. You will also scientifically analyse the water with OPAL Community Scientist Joanne Dempster to learn more about Glasgow’s underwater ecology and discover the various life forms found in the most unlikely places.

Your underwater sounds and scientific data will then be used as part of a new interactive sound-map which will premiere in Glasgow as part of the Sonica festival in Autumn 2015.

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Workshop times and locations:
Thursday 25th June, 2pm-4pm – Pollok Park, Meeting point: In front of Pollok House.
Friday 26th June, 2pm-4pm – Cityford Burn, Castlemilk. Meeting Point: The Stables.
Saturday 27th June 10am-12pm – Tollcross Burn part 1. Meeting Point: Tollcross Park.
Saturday 27th June 2pm-4pm – Tollcross Burn part 2. Meeting Point: Tollcross Park.
Sunday 28th June 10am-4pm – Molendinar Burn. Meeting Point: Hogganfield Loch.

Further details will be given after confirmation of participation.

Workshops will be outdoors and involve some steep and uneven surfaces. Please wear suitable strong footwear and be prepared for changeable weather and potentially to get wet! Recommended for participants aged 12+, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.

Participation is free, but places are limited so to secure a place, please email Jana Robert: or call: 0141 354 0544 by no later than 5pm on Friday 19 June 2015. Please also ask about any access issues you may have; as the nature of these workshops is outdoors, physical access may be a bit more challenging at times, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

A Cryptic commission for Sonica, SUBMERGE created by Kathy Hinde is a collaboration with software designer Matthew Olden and is produced in partnership with Glasgow Year of Green 2015, VELOCITY, OPAL and Glasgow City of Science.
Sonica is a programme dedicated to world-class sonic arts, presenting emerging British talent alongside exceptional international artists in collaboration with renowned co-producers and venues. For more information, please visit: