An intimate and surreal new opera by Dylan Sheridan

Terminal explores ideas of genetic memory, recurring dreams and the relationship between personal and collective health.Scored for two performers with live electronics, the work follows a man who wakes to his own dream world in order to confront the Rat, a figure associated with disease but also the unfailing will to survive.Inspired by fragments of the composers own dream diary, the opera unfolds in a series of vignettes as a man becomes trapped in his own dreams.
An opera without voices, this delicate world is built from subtle sonic interactions between live and pre-recorded sounds.

Dylan Sheridan

Dylan is a composer and sound artist from Tasmania, Australia. He began his formal studies in composition at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, studying with Douglas Knehans and Don Kay and completed his Master’s degree at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, USA, where he studied with Joel Hoffman and Michael Fiday. 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 have been performed in concert halls, festivals, art galleries and living rooms, in Australia, the USA and Europe, by individuals and ensembles such as the Cafe MoMus ensemble (U.S.A), Tim Munro (from Eighth Blackbird), and the Hobart Wind Symphony, and performed at events such as the MusicX festival (Switzerland) and MONA FOMA 2013 (Hobart) which featured the premiere of his chamber opera Starchild.

Upcoming projects in 2013 include: mentorship and residency with Aphids and Chamber Made Opera, Artist in Residence @ Launceston College, The Song Company’s 2013 MODART composer forum, Sound to Light (as part of Dark MOFO 2013), the Networked Art Forms: Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits project and The Green Room, a new project funded by Salamanca Arts Centre’s HyPe program.

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Check out Dylan’s 2013 HyPe project