FuturePerfect Productions 2015: Between Music - AquaSonic


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FuturePerfect is a New York-based interdisciplinary production company focused on the intersection of live performance, media, visual art and technology. Wayne Ashley, the former Director of Arts in Multimedia at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), founded the company in 2008. futureperfectproductions.org

FuturePerfect develops works through close and often long-term relationships with some of today’s most interesting artists, scientists, researchers and organizations. Through ongoing collaborations FuturePerfect generates and supports new directions in performance and visual culture through commissions, touring, consulting, residencies, presentations, and conferences.

The Danish music ensemble Between Music approached FuturePerfect Productions to help produce its newest project AquaSonic. Regarded as one of their most ambitious and interdisciplinary works yet, AquaSonic is a visual performance, art installation, and concert for liquid space. Equipped with custom made underwater instruments, five musicians and singers submerge themselves completely in their own individual water tanks, and from these seemingly claustrophobic enclosures produce the most extraordinary music and sound that is both hauntingly melodic and deeply turbulent. Over the past several years principal artists Laila Skovmand and Robert Karlsson have been working with scientists at the University of Toronto and Aarhus to develop a number of highly peculiar subaqueous instruments including an underwater organ or hydraulophone and an electromagnetic harp. They have also developed a rhythmical waterwheel-like instrument, percussion, and a special technique for singing underwater. The result will be a concert experience out of the ordinary; a deep dive into a compelling visual universe and a new world of sound. It is organic, raw, aesthetic – and deeply original

Working closely with the artists FuturePerfect is designing a multi-phase plan for completing the work. This involves locating artist-in-residencies, opportunities for presentation, funding, identifying additional artistic collaborators, scientists, commercial sponsors and co-commissioners.

The work is slated to tour in 2016. If you are interested in presenting Between Music's AquaSonic please contact info@futureperfectfestival.org.

Published 2 years ago

Category Music Video  /  Creative

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