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:
Dates: Thursday, 4 July (sold out) & Friday 5 July
Location: The SUBSTATION- 1 Market Street, Newport