Mark Cauvin Video AU 2013


Australian artist Mark Cauvin (1973) attended the Conservatorium of Music (Sydney) and studied with Fernando Grillo (1945-2013) in 2006. He has navigated an eclectic musical path resulting from investigation of gesture, sound, and extended techniques on the double bass.

DIE DUNKELKAMMER for Soloist and Electronic Music is composed as a performance art installation video.

The music and choreography bear close reference to dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) and physicist Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834).

“My music echoes an imaginary playground of wacky worm wrapped in a void of strange sounds. I compose for musical instruments, sound objects, lights and moving image.

Upside down my double bass is the piece of furniture, amplifier, and waterdrum, the recording studio is the workshop for composing sound and image”.