When you say "artificial soundscape" does this mean you can use anything BUT the sound of water? So, you couldn't record different kinds of running water sounds? Instead you would have to create that sound with an alternative source?
I suppose the question I would ask myself is "what does running water sound like?" I think that's a very loaded question. ...
Create the sound file, bounced as a loopable file with no printed silence on the front or back
In iTunes tag it as "Part Of A Gapless Album" under Options for the file itself
Create a new playlist
Add this file to the playlist or maybe a few repeated entries of it for a good measure
On the iPod playback, go to the new Playlist, hit Play (on the top of the ...
Two off the top of my head: Beam Festival, at Brunel University (http://www.beamfestival.com/), and AudioGraft, in Oxford (http://www.audiograft.com/). I used to know someone who ran an electronica/sound-art festival called 'Sonic boom' in Coventry, but I don't think that's still going on.
Two people come to mind when I think of language and sound art.
Diana Deutsch and Kurt Schwitters
Kurt Schwitters has a famous sound work called "Ursonate". It is phonetically based and may give you some ideas of structure or the way a language can sound.
Links to listen to "Ursonate" on this page: http://www.ubu.com/sound/schwitters.html
Diana Deutsch ...