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Sydney Festival 2022

Acoustic Life of Boatsheds 2022

Acoustic Life of Boatsheds is a nautical adventure which sees the boatsheds of Sydney Harbour transformed into sublime aquatic sound shells. Board a historic Rosman Ferry and pick up a gourmet picnic box at the Australian National Maritime Museum, hop from one boatshed to the next and tune up to the ebb and flow of the working harbour. Spend a day out on the water encountering captivating new site-specific music composed by musicians, sound artists, shipwrights and boatbuilders.

Acoustic Life of Boatsheds
Sydney Festival
January 20th-23rd 2022

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Setting off from the Australian National Maritime Museum, embark on a nautical adventure and experience the boatsheds of Sydney Harbour transformed into sublime aquatic sound shells.

Board a small ferry, enjoy a gourmet picnic box, hop from one boatshed to the next and tune up to the ebb and flow of the working harbour. Spend a day out on the water encountering captivating new site-specific music composed by musicians and sound artists inspired by the harbour’s shipwrights and boatbuilders.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime sonic journey across Sydney Harbour running from 20-23 January 2022. Tix have just opened, hurry, this will sell out.

About the artists

Prepare to be enraptured, charmed and intrigued as leading artists sound up Sydney Harbour. Lauded percussion powerhouse Claire Edwardes joins forces with acclaimed US harpist Emily Granger. Crooner, troubadour and raconteur Michael Simic AKA Mikelangelo teams up for some folk, swing and Balkan flavours with Trent Arkley-Smith. Encounter a surreal, genre-defying and pop-tastic moment as the electric guitars, synths and dreamy vocals of Jess Green aka Pheno collides with Bree van Reyk, drummer and composer extraordinaire, who mashes-up contemporary classical, exploded rock and improvisation. Stop and take a breath as composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Cutlan weaves a new kind of magic with virtuoso accordionist and composer Gary Daley.

Project Partners

Acoustic Life of Boatsheds is proudly presented in association with Australian National Maritime Museum, Noakes Group, Sydney Heritage Fleet and Sydney Festival.