Dylan Sheridan is composer and artist based in Hobart. He began his formal studies at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and completed his Master's degree at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, USA. Also a visual artist, Dylan is interested in expanding the theatrical nature of concert music through the use of image, lighting, musical sculpture and unconventional use of space. His works typically incorporate custom built objects, instruments and software, and are presented in increasingly unconventional settings - from concert halls to living rooms, gunpowder magazines, car washes and online - in the U.S.A, Europe and Australia, and at events such as MusicX (Switzerland), Dark MOFO, MONA FOMA, The Unconformity, Next Wave Festival, and Festival of Live Art. In 2019 he presented his 'Np423b: empty orchestra' - his first solo show in a white cube gallery - at Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Dylan's works have been nominated for several awards and prizes, and in 2017 he received a Green Room award for Crush (with Sam Routledge) in the Contemporary and Experimental Sound Performance category. He is regularly commissioned to compose sound for dance, theatre, parades and festivals, and frequently incorporates interactive technologies. He has undertaken a number of national and international residencies including a two month Asialink residency at the Kyoto Arts Center and an Arts Tasmania residency at the Mole Creek Caves, where he developed a work for planetarium.
a strange, abstract and stimulating piece . . . it deserves serious attention 4 Stars - The Age
a brave new work . . . a show that doesn’t need to shout to say something 4.5 / 5 Stars - Toorak Times
Sheridan is a real talent . . it’s so visually and sonically arresting you won’t care if you have no idea what it means - Sydney Morning Herald
a deliberate, almost painterly quality. . .shades of that great experimental master Robert Wilson - The Age
Sheridan's exceptional use of atmospheric lighting and sound . . a haunting soundscape - Real time
Sheridan’s soundscape is so perfectly pitched - The Mercury
exceptional performance work - Warp Magazine
haunting melodies - The Mercury