Acoustic Life of Sheds
Sheds are often sentinel shapes on the horizon or the high-water mark, watching as life changes around them.
Bastions of time and space and purpose, sheds can reveal the invisible stories of place -shipwrights, apprentices, farmers, labourers, and artisans, who carry on their working lives in these unassuming spaces, leaving a patina from their toils.
Acoustic Life of Sheds invites leading composers, musicians and artists to celebrate these architectural embodiments of rural, industrial or maritime culture as memory sound- shells by reimagining them for audiences in the landscape or on the foreshore.
Originally created in Tasmania, Big hART’s 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 over 90 composers, musicians, filmmakers, and visual and audio artists, and produced 26 new works.