Commission

Cherelle Sappleton

Still Waters

Taking inspiration from water as a source and site of relaxation, artist and sound therapist Cherelle Sappleton, alongside record producer and sound designer Tom Morris, are working with young people at schools in North Kent to explore meditative sound practices and consider their impact on mental health.

By incorporating immersive ‘sound baths’ which invite students to engage with the sound, weight, and movement of water, the programme uses water to ask how experimental sound practices might be used to create moments of calm and relaxation, while also opening up reflection on the different associations people have with water. 

Still Waters is conceived as an ongoing process of learning and exchange to help young people consider their relationship to water (including their local waterways), and to explore its possibilities as a unique site of calm and decompression.