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Zoe Barry

Cellist / Composer

ZOË BARRY is a composer, cellist, sound artist, performance maker and educator. She creates across site specific installation, galleries, film, immersive theatre, digital space and chamber music. She is drawn to creating ways to gather, ways to connect, and intuitive meaning-making. Her practice is devised, collaborative, relational and aesthetic. Her work explores liminal spaces, disturbance, atmospherics, intuition, slowness, and amplification of quiet voices.

Zoë completed a B Mus in Ethnomusicology and cello performance at the University Of Adelaide, and spent her twenties performing baroque and experimental repertoire, and playing in bands. Drawn to composing for theatre, her practice developed into devised, collaborative performance making, as a performer, director and composer. She cofounded  theatre company Ladykillers, and developed longstanding collaborative relationships with theatre companies including Patch Theatre, Restless Dance Theatre, Sandpit, Brink and Drop Bear Theatre. Upon relocating to Melbourne Zoë became a Teaching Artist with The Song Room and Arts Centre Melbourne, and her creative practice and teaching practice continued to develop and inform one another.