Zoë Barry is an award winning cellist, composer, theatre maker and educator. Her practice is devised and collaborative, drawing on composition, sound design, writing, performing and directing. Her work explores liminal spaces, the politics of slowness, repetition, noticing, the void, disturbance and amplifying quiet voices.
Zoë is a member of The Letter String Quartet and Iranian trio Dafta Avaal, and records and performs regularly with a wide range of ensembles and bands. She composes for theatre, dance, film, ensembles and gallery commissions. She creates immersive installation/theatre works for multigenerational audiences, and audio-led works for the digital space.
She is currently creating a solo work about lightning and mesmerism through Arts House’ CultureLab and The Lucid Art Foundation.
Zoë is the recipient of the 2021 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year Award for her work with Harmony in Strings at Sacred Heart Primary.
Zoë is our Orange House by the Sea Resident for 2022.