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The Danish band Between Music plays music underwater and it’s absolutely amazing

The Danish band Between Music plays music underwater and it’s absolutely amazing

The band Between Music plays one-hour sets completely in isolation while submerged in individual tanks of water

After you think you’ve seen every way possible to play music, you hear about a crazy-awesome Danish band that plays music completely underwater. The ensemble, known as Between Music has become pretty well known for its completely submerged performance, AquaSonic. But how is this even possible? According to TIME Magazine, the concept has been in the works for over a decade and Between Music partnered with several researchers and inventors to develop special instruments that could produce melodic sounds even when submerged underwater.

During the one hour show, each artist plays in a separate aquarium and does not use any diving gear – they instead time their breaths perfectly to fit into the overall composition. So how on earth are the artists able to stay in sync? Drummer Morton Poulsen says “When we go into the water, we cannot hear the audience, we cannot hear each other except in our headphones.”

 Drummer Morten Poulsen. Photo courtesy of Aria Hangyu Chen/TIME

Drummer Morten Poulsen. Photo courtesy of Aria Hangyu Chen/TIME

The whole concept was born back in 2004 when the group’s artistic director, composer and vocalist Laila Skovmand started singing into a bowl of water in her kitchen. “Nothing sounded good but anyhow I was very intrigued by this element that was very sensual,” Skovmand told TIME. “Something corresponded with me.”

 Vocalist Nanna Bech. Photo courtesy of Aria Hangyu Chen/TIME

Vocalist Nanna Bech. Photo courtesy of Aria Hangyu Chen/TIME

Pretty crazy right? Be sure to let us know what you think about Between Music’s way of playing music underwater in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more interesting new music finds and other entertaining reads.

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