Five performers submerge themselves in glass water tanks to play custom-made instruments and sing entirely underwater. Transformed inside these darkly glittering, aquatic chambers, they produce compositions that are both eerily melodic and powerfully resonant.
AquaSonic is the culmination of years of research into the exciting possibilities of submerged musical performance, breaking barriers and challenging existing paradigms.
The artists conducted countless experiments in collaboration with deep-sea divers, instrument makers and scientists to develop entirely new, highly specialized subaqueous instruments. These include an underwater organ or hydraulophone, crystallophone, rotacorda, percussion and violin. The team also perfected a distinctive vocal technique for underwater singing.
The result is a concert experience completely out of the ordinary; a deep dive into a magical new universe of images and sounds.
After 10 years of work, AquaSonic had it’s world premiere in the Netherlands in 2016. It is now a viral phenomenon and the concert is requested all over the world.
Photo by Aria Hangyu Chen
Laila Skovmand – Artistic director, composer, vocals, hydraulophone
Robert Karlsson – Innovative director, violin, crystallophone
Nanna Bech – Vocals, rotacorda
Dea Marie Kjeldsen – Percussion
Morten Poulsen – Drums
Anders Boll – Sound designer
Roman Komar – Sound designer and sound engineer
Adalsteinn Stefansson – Lighting designer
Rune Haiken Tønnes – Lighting designer and light engineer
Morten Chemnitz Kirches-Ladegaard – Light engineer
Claus Madsen – Technical director and stage manager