Artist: Propaganda Mill

MUSICbox transforms historic Cadman’s Cottage into a dynamic visual environment in which participants see their own musical compositions translated into unique displays of colour and fantasy.

Individuals are invited to step into one of four themed 3D spaces, each acting as a ‘stage’ on which an interactive ‘keyboard’ is projected onto the ground. By playing the ‘instrument’, participants access a unique soundscape with every note represented both as an audio and visual element. Together they combine to produce a constantly changing performance to entertain spectators and engage those passing by.

Propaganda Mill are the producers and artists that created the installation and are focused on using design, technology and communication to engage people in a meaningful way; to build emotional bonds and a sense of wonder; and, ultimately, to spark joy.

In 2017 the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, is pleased to celebrate 50 Years of protecting NSW’s natural landscapes, wildlife and heritage for all to appreciate and enjoy.


The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney. Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cosy cafes and some of the oldest pubs in the country.

Around The Rocks is the best place to see the major projections and interactive installations, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Cadman’s Cottage. You can become a composer and dance on piano keys, a maestro who makes the Bridge sparkle or changes the colour of the cityscape. See what else is happening in The Rocks

Cadman's Cottage, The Rocks