Sound To Sea

Past Projects

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.

Sound 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.

“Bonkers and memorable… a fitting show to mark Cryptic’s 20th anniversary.” ★ ★ ★ ★ The Scotsman

Available to view on demand

Presented in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre and in association with the Royal Navy, All or Nothing & Walk the Plank

Kindly 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 & Inner Ear Ltd.

Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan