THE INCREDIBLE HULLS
was commissioned by Robyn Archer for Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania, 2005. It is a musical piece for boats, where the instruments of the floating 'orchestra' are sail boats, motor boats, kayaks, dinghies and canoes, and the performers are the boat owners and crew plus community musicians. The public joins in at certain moments, bursting paper bags in unison and whacking the water with pool noodles in the finale.
It was first performed in 2005 across Tasmania in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport. It was revised and re-mounted in 2013 for the Stretch Arts Festival in Mandurah, WA.
Click here to see video of the Tasmanian performances