Avant-garde ensemble Between Music has spent years researching the possibilities of sub-aquatic musical performance, conducting experiments with scientists, deep sea divers and master craftspeople to develop entirely new instruments that can be played underwater.
Now the results are coming to Australia as part of the Festival of Sydney through Aquasonic, the world’s first ever underwater band.
The five musicians will perform an ethereal underwater concert submerged in aquaria, playing custom-made instruments and singing in an invented style reminiscent of the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser.
The result is a musical performance that both looks and sounds haunting and otherworldly. They will be performing from January 6 to January 9 at Carriageworks, Redfern.
See a video of Aquasonic here: