This video shows the Mouths of the Tyne Community Choir performing their own interpretation of the humpback whale song. During this session, the performers learnt about how whales perceive their environment and communicate with one another. To restrict their senses, the performers closed their eyes. Some tried to hold their breath as if they were underwater. In their aim to vocalise ‘whale song’, they become more akin to whales and appear to attempt a kind of interspecies communication. This provides to some extent ‘intimacy without proximity’, a feeling of closeness to another species without being physically close. This was recorded while being on residence at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre, UK.