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SALT is an interdisciplinary vocal installation

work of space, sculpture and choral composition that follows an emotional journey of female adolescence through discord and harmony, reflecting the fragility and strength of girls finding themselves to be women.

This recording sizzle was taken on our last rehearsal before our filming date. Which has been postponed due to COVID. 

SALT 360 - single track 1 - 20_8_21, 10.15 pm2021 ensemble
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Click here to see scores of compositions created by ensemble members.

Click here to see the SALT SIZZLE from our first development.

We have been running AKIN workshops for 5 years and held workshops with over 1400 girls across regional NSW. We have created a legacy project with girls over 20/21 to ensure song writing and composition can continue after we leave. In 2021 we started our first monthly online sessions for girls who wanted to continue workshopping ideas and developing their skills. We have participants from Broken Hill, Gunnedah and Tamworth checking in each month. 

The video below shows an AKIN workshop in action. 




Inspired by experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the huge challenges that isolation brought to musicians, we present a series of micro compositions that celebrate choral voice, performed live at the Pitt St Uniting Church. 


Bagatelle is the latest work from The House That Dan Built’s ensemble, in collaboration with celebrated composer Sally Whitwell. 

The human connection of singing together – with voices blended in real space and time – was lost in the ether. We had become shadows, ghosts and phantoms. 

Bagatelle was CANCELLED but we have a rehearsal video . 13 emerging composers had the opportunity to work with Sally on their own choral works and then sing  Sallys 5 pieces. 

This video shows 5 emerging composers works. The videos are currently in Penrith at a work site that is closed so this is a trailer.



Edited 28/8 to replace place holder video with youtube high res when internet fixed in Elizabeth Bay. (Place holder video below).




Through original song, verbatim monologues and choral harmonies, Tender Young Creatures gives the audience the
experience of being a girl alone at night. The outcome is a more empathetic audience willing to listen to young women and engage in meaningful conversation.


The festival experience can be performed by a minimum of 12 and up to a maximum of 100 young women. The expanded cast will be drawn from young women in the local community who will work alongside The House’s Ensemble leaders, who are our mini choir masters. Each of the young girls will wear a red cape, handmade during the COVID-19 pandemic by 100 women from across Australia. The capes form the centre piece of 100 Capes, 100 Lanterns, 100 Stories, an immersive sound and light installation that is experienced between performances.


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