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 work are presented in increasingly unconventional settings - from concert halls to living rooms, art galleries, 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, Next Wave Festival, and Festival of Live Art. In 2014 he was nominated for a Green Room award for his sound theatre work Terminal.
In 2015 Dylan undertook 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. Through mentorships Dylan has worked with companies such as Chamber Made Opera, IHOS, and Aphids, and is a member of the Artistic Directorate for The Unconformity in Queenstown, Tasmania.
Email: dylansheridan84 at hotmail dot com
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 - Mercury
exceptional performance work - Warp Magazine
haunting melodies - Mercury