XYL – Mona Foma 2018

Thirteen new radiophonic works by thirteen sound artists are broadcast from transmission points dispersed along the Intercity Cycleway between Hobart and Mona (eleven km), curated by Phillipa Stafford and Julia Drouhin. Grab a radio and tune in as you walk/ride/rollerblade on 90.0FM to and from the festival hub at Mona. Radios are available (for a small deposit) at the Mofo Box Office at Brooke Street Pier and at Mona.

Featuring Felicia Atkinson, Fari Bradley, Nina Buchanan, Dinahbird, Camilla Hannan, Joyce Hinterding, Miyuki Jokiranta, Ripley Kavara, Dani Kirby, Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Linda Persson, Lucreccia Quintanilla and Tricky Walsh.

Transmission Activation
Friday 19 January 2018, 10am
Free with registration
Register here

Friday 19 January 2018, 10am–6pm
Saturday–Sunday 21 January 2018, 9am–6pm
Intercity Cycleway, Hobart to Mona

Presented in partnership with Mona Foma 2018.

Sisters Akousmatica’s project XYL was assisted through Arts Tasmania Artist Investment Program by the Minister for the Arts.


Thanks #mofo2018, we walked from Hobart to Mona for 4 hours to activate 13 new sound works for XYL on 90.0FM with our first legal broadcasting licence!

Thanks to the marvellous hosts of transmitters : Tasport, Green Army, Derwent Collegiate Rowing Club, Botanical Garden, Cornelian Bay Restaurant, Jen Murnaghan/Laura/Pete studio, Maeve MacGregor, Blackwoods, Jaycar, Tiballs Nursery, Tasmanian Transport Museum, Undine Accomodation, Rob’s cottage, Mona Winery.

Thanks Mofo team Em, Shelley, Brian, Paul, Will! Jude Abell for letting us know about disappearing antennas on the public path. Edith and Dan for their sculptural skills and workshop. Sabio design for the costumes. And thanks to you, dear walkers – listeners!

The soundtracks will be released in 2019 as a limited edition.

Photos by Lou Conboy

Research documentation by Radio Queens