AquaSonic: The First Band To Perform Underwater With Their Subaquatic Music
The AquaSonic band would amaze you with their unique and somewhat weird way of performing music. This is because the members of the band can sing and play musical instruments underwater.
The Danish band is composed of Robert Karlsson, Laila Skovman, five musicians and singers. The musicians are submerged in individual tanks with their custom-made underwater instruments. The tanks look like enclosed aquariums and the biggest among them has about 1600 liters of water. The artists perform as they sing and play their musical instruments just like any other real bands. The singers and musicians wear special earphones so that they could listen to one another.
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They experimented doing the subaquatic music for ten years. Laila Skovman, the singer and the composer of the band said that it is wild and it has been a long trip. She further said that she will be lying at the bottom of a tank and singing, using a technique that she came up with herself.
In their experimentation with aquatic singing, Skovman plunged her mouth in a kitchen bowl that was filled with water and then she tried to create a steady vibrato. She then tried singing underwater when they had the diving trip. They found out that it worked though there were bubbles that were created that made the sounds seemed exploding.
To inhibit the bubbles from producing while singing, Skovman keeps an air bubble in her mouth and sings underwater. She rises to the top each minute to take a breath so as not to lose oxygen in her body. She said there is another technique where she switches between singing on the exhale and inhale.
The singers can come up with short tones because of the small amount of air in a bubble. The high notes sound better than lower notes too. The AquaSonic band will have their first show in Rotterdam in Netherlands on May 27, 2016, according to Engadget. On the other hand, you can watch the video below to be the first to witness submerging artists performing music underwater.