Sydney Festival 2022

Acoustic Life of Boatsheds 2022

agriCULTURED 2021

Mona Foma

Acoustic Life of Boatsheds 2021

Ten Days on the Island

Acoustic Life of Sheds 2019

Ten Days on the Island

Acoustic Life of Sheds 2017

Ten Days on the Island

Acoustic Life of Sheds 2015

Acoustic Life of Sheds

Sheds are sentinel shapes on the horizon, watching as life changes around them.

Bastions of time and space, sheds – when listened to deeply- reveal the invisible stories of the farmers, labourers, artisans, and tradespeople who carry on their working lives in these unassuming spaces.

Acoustic Life of Sheds invites leading composers, musicians and artists to celebrate these architectural embodiments of rural, industrial and maritime culture as sound- shells by reimagining them for audiences in the landscape. The finished pieces are presented in a series of promenade concerts with audiences travelling between sites, experiencing distinctly different sheds and performances over a single day.

Created in Tasmania, Acoustic Life of Sheds was the winner of the 2018 APRA/AMCOSS AMC Art Music Award for Excellence in a Regional Area. Since 2015 Acoustic Life of Sheds has engaged 88 composers, musicians, visual artists, audio artists and filmmakers and produced 22 new works.