Textile Audio presents ‘Seeds’ at Underbelly

This weekend (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August), Underbelly Arts Festival takes place on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, featuring over 100 Australian artists, working on 30 projects, all converging for two days to present a packed program of immersive and engaging new work, talks, music and other events.

Within the program you’ll find the premiere of Seeds – woven from an electronic soundtrack created live from water, environmental textures and fragmented orchestration, Seeds is an opera in miniature tracing the ghosts of women whose lives have been touched by violence. A vignette of Textile Audio’s acclaimed Wood & Wire album, The Pomegranate Cycle, Seeds plunders the wreck of traditional opera to reveal intimate, contemporary song, all set alongside site-specific projections.

There are eleven performances of the 30-minute piece over the course of the weekend – more information on the Underbelly site, with times noted in the Festival Program.

You can download the full Pomegranate Cycle album free from Wood & Wire, or from the Free Music Archive, where it has recently topped over 30,000 downloads since its release earlier this year.