[INTERACTIVE/MUSIC ~ GBR]
Adelaide Aquatic Centre, Thu 21 Feb.
Swimming and moving about at will in a giant pool surrounded by dim coloured light, this grown up got to have a childhood dream come true. I had always wondered what it would be like to live under the sea in Atlantis and I think Wet Sounds will be the closest I will ever get.
A magical, uplifting, unusual and surprising experience, the sound above the water once submerged becomes something other worldly. You can just float with your ears immersed to ‘hear’ the sounds, or dive deeper and here the whale noises, or sirens or doors creaking open, or even over hear conversations embedded within the soundtrack for your swim.
What sounds frenetic and loud above the water can become something beautiful beneath you and while swimming or floating you can watch the underwater display from the Dive Shack Team. Movement in time with the music below the water line and a small light show that allows the team work in tandem. This deep dive show does add a little eeriness to the event as there is always something moving below you, slowly and purposefully and it adds to the feelings the music and sound help solicit from the swimmer.
I loved this experience and couldn’t imagine another way to do this. However, composer Joel Cahen has released Aquadelique (Music made for submergence) so that your can try. If you can, get along to this very limited season. You won’t regret it.
Wet Sounds continues at Adelaide Aquatic Centre from 8.15pm until Sat 23 Feb.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.