Sound To Sea

A Night-time Nautical Extravaganza!

Treacherous Orchestra (Tommy Ga-Ken Wan)

As part of the Culture 2014 Commonwealth Games, Cryptic partnered with Glasgow Science Centre and the Royal Navy to create a night-time nautical extravaganza on the River Clyde.

Sound to Sea featured over 140 performers, live music, aerial dance, fireworks and spectacular visuals on the dynamic and inspiring waters of the Clyde’s Canting Basin. Boats and ships doubled as stages embracing a diverse range of musical styles, spanning  the genres of folk, rock, traditional, techno, bhangra-pop, classical, opera and choral.

S2S Treacherous Orchestra Cropped_Credit Alex WoodwardSound to Sea was exciting and accessible with over 14,500 experiencing the event. This unique water based performance transformed and regenerated Govan and encouraged a sense of place and a shared feeling of pride in the prosperous global history we have gained from nautical engineering, research and innovation.

Sound to Sea was supported by Creative Scotland and presented in association with All or Nothing and Walk the Plank.

"Bonkers and memorable... a fitting show to mark Cryptic's 20th anniversary." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Scotsman




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Presented in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre and in association with the Royal Navy.

Supported by Creative Scotland, Arts & Business Scotland, PRS for Music Foundation, Glasgow City Council, The Craignish Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, Hope Scott, The James T. Howatt Charitable Trust, The Hub and Inner Ear Ltd.