The sounds of beakers clinking and conveyor belts clanging will be heard across Duck Reach Power Station during Mona Foma this weekend.
Zinc at Duck Reach explores the world of Nystar's 100-year-old Zinc Works, located on the Derwent River in Hobart.
The artwork is a multi-sensory, audio-visual experience that ties the modern experience of Zinc Works in with drawings, visons and woodcuts.
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Tasmanian artist Aaron Hopper, an associate artist with Big hART and the spearhead for the music in the piece, said the audience could expect everything from musically tiny sounds to big industrial noises.
"They range from enormous industrial clanging sounds and sounds of squeaking conveyor belts ... right into the tiny minute sounds in the laboratory with beakers clinking and the robotic machines working," he said.
"We are going to take the listener on a journey through sound and vision to represent what the factory might be to somebody who has never had the chance to go through those gates."
Hopper said it took two days to gather 270 sounds from the industrial building. Then the artistic team had to trawl through them to find the ones that worked.
He worked as a mentor with several younger artists to layer the sounds and create the score and found the work was an entirely new experience for him.
"The brief was that we needed to create around half an hour of new music that was built 100 per cent only from the sounds of the Nyrstar Zinc Factory in Hobart. There could be no traditional or orthodox sounds," he said.
"It's been a really good journey. I have learnt so much and I have gained a lot of musical tools to put in my toolbox for the future."
The artist said it was fantastic to be involved with Mona Foma.
"Not only is Mona Foma supportive of works that push the boundaries... but it also offers artists who live in Tasmania the chance to do place-based projects," he said.
"Projects like this we can really sink our teeth into and pour our heart and soul into, but we don't have to leave home."
Hopper said he would like to do more of the sort of work showcased in Zinc and would work with Mona Foma again, as the projects would be fascinating and would suit him.
The work of electronica artist Paul Corfiatis, bass player Curtis Poke and visual artist Jacob Rish assisted by North West Support Services, also brought the show together.
Tasmanian cinematographer Anna Cadden, emerging young Sydney media artist Jordan East, and Hobart Artist Eddie James also brought their skills to Zinc.
The event is free and can be viewed in Launceston from January 15-17 from 10am until 7pm.
The work will also be held at Zinc Works in Hobart during the city's festival weekend.