As a composer and performer on violin, hurdy‐gurdy, voice and electronics, Wishart's music explores medieval and contemporary extremes. Moving between Australia and Europe, her work also draws on these contrasting landscapes and histories (bush/urban). She formed the group Sinfonye in 1986 to explore medieval music based on improvisatory skills derived from traditional musics and performance practises recreated from historical research. Explorations with archaic music traditions have included travelling through Rajastan to study „kemanche“ players and epic balladists of the Thar desert, working with singers from occitan speaking communities in southern France, and with „rabel“ players in the isolated mountain villages of Cantabria, Spain. Playing with musicians steeped in a localised and relatively isolated aural tradition has been a great inspiration for her.