WELCOME A UNIVERSE OF NEW NOISE: MERZBOW AND CAT HOPE



Heralding a whole new world of experimental sound, Newport’s The Substation will be

hosting ‘A Universe of Noise’ show tonight with Merzbow and Cat Hope, offering a whole

new world of sound.


Featuring two performers, Japan’s noise artist, Merzbow and Melbourne’s own low-

frequency cultivator, Cat Hope, the gig will combine sounds rarely heard in our city. Each

performer comes with their own musical knowledge, with Merzbow reigning supreme as the

undisputed king of noise, for the past four decades and being the brainchild of avant-garde

musician and writer Masami Akita.


Merzbow’s music is influenced by early twentieth century art movements Dada and

Surrealism, and in particular Swiss Dada artist and poet Kurt Schwitters. Live, Merzbow’s

sonic works are all consuming, he creates a uniquely physical sound world within which the

bodies of his audience are entirely consumed.

Merzbow is joined by the formidable composer Cat Hope, a Melbourne-based noise,

installation and performance artist. 


See the one-of-a-kind ‘A Universe of Noise’ show:


DETAILS 

Dates: Thursday, 4 July (sold out) & Friday 5 July

Time:  8:00pm

Location:  The SUBSTATION- 1 Market Street, Newport

The SUBSTATION website