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Compositions for the Pool

  • Prahran Aquatic Centre 41 Essex Street Prahran (map)

Presented by LAAP in collaboration with the Stonnington Symphony, Prahran Aquatic Centre and City of Stonnington.

Compositions for the Pool is an immersive sound experience that offers a new way of enjoying swimming while exploring the way we might be able to capture space, time and a sense of community.

Inspired by their mutual love of swimming, Stonnington born artists, Morgan Hickinbotham and Bek Berger (LAAP) invite you to heighten your everyday laps with a new composition made for waterproof headphones.

LAAP developed this new work while being in artist-in-residence at Prahran Aquatic Centre and over a series of several months the pair gathered field recordings, harvested sounds and talked to local swimmers about their experience of the space.

Working with the Stonnington Symphony, a local volunteer based symphony, the pair have notated this digital composition for classical notion. The outcome, an experimental composition that encompasses the physical and sonic aspects of the Pool.

Compositions for the Pool can be enjoyed FREE with any pool entry. The experience lasts approximate 30mins.

Activated by LAAP at Prahran Aquatics Centre.
Thursday 7th February 3-7pm
Friday 8th February 3-7pm
Saturday 9th February 11-4pm
Sunday 10th February 10am-1pm

Check out LAAP’s special viewing of Compositions for the Pool HERE

For any booking or access enquires please email

Compositions for the Pool
By LAAP (Morgan Hickinbotham and Bek Berger)
Composition: Morgan Hickinbotham
Music made in collaboration with The Stonnington Symphony Production Assistant: Matilda Berger

Compositions for the pool has been supported by the City of Stonnington through their annual arts and cultural grants. The work couldn't have been made without the support of Stonnington Symphony and their partners, Prahran Aquatic Centre and St Martins Youth Arts Centre.


Image: Morgan Hickinbotham

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