Where Water Meets are a Tasmanian-based arts collective that combines music, storytelling, and science to create immersive and transcendent experiences.

Blending tradition with innovation, this dynamic group is at the forefront of contemporary Australian music, offering a transformative journey into the heart of nature. 

Where Water Meets is led by the visionary collaborative composing team of Emily Sheppard (violin/viola/vox) and Yyan Ng (guitar/vox/shakuhachi).


They perform as a chamber-folk ensemble and as science communicators in unusual venues from caves to mountain summits. With a deep reverence for their surroundings, their music draws on the rich ecological heritage of lutruwita/Tasmania.

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Emily Sheppard

Composer, performer and marine scientist. Emily's music dwells in the uncharted territory between realms often considered opposites: classical and folk, improvisation and notation, art and science. Her most recent work, Age-old (2023) explores the intersections of invisibility and ageism, a cross-genre suite for jazz, folk and classical musicians.

Yyan - Field

Yyan Ng

Multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, collaborator. Yyan sings and plays acoustic guitar, wadaiko (taiko drums) and shakuhachi. He leads the Launceston Taiko group Taiko Oni Jima, plays in a Japanese/crossover duo with Brian Ritchie, and has directed projects for MONA FOMA, Ten Days on the Island and Dark MOFO.