SUBMERGED SOUNDS brings together a series of artworks and projects by Kathy Hinde and many collaborators, centred around listening to water, exploring underwater sound-worlds and our relationships with blue spaces.

RIVER ECHOES is a collective artist-led investigation into Bristol’s waterways including a series of participatory Deep Listening Walks and a live sound, music and film event on and under the waters of Bristol, commissioned by Ginkgo Projects.

Go to the ‘LISTEN’ menu to explore the sounds of Bristol from an underwater perspective on podcasts created from Deep Listening Walks with Kathy Hinde, joined by a variety of guests who share unique insights into Bristol’s rivers and waterways, which took place throughout September 2021. 


Water forms the arteries of the planet. We are 60% water. Water is a key ingredient for life, and a key catalyst for the origin of biological life on earth. What could be a deeper and more direct connection between the planet, other species and each other?

Listening closely instils a sense of connection with a location; an expanded experience of a place and the other species cohabiting there. Intense and immersive listening experiences have had a deep effect on how I relate to the non-human world and contributed to my increased sensitivity to the impact humans have on other species and the earths systems.

River Echoes is a project by Bristol-based artist Kathy Hinde with producer Sam Francis, Commissioned by Ginkgo Projects, and sponsored by Bouygues UK.

Previous projects include Submerge Glasgow focused on listening to the burns of Glasgow alongside a citizen science freshwater monitoring project OPAL, commissioned by Cryptic for Sonica in 2015.