Museum of Sound Series | Oron Catts and Chris Cobilis

Event details


Date and time

  • Tuesday 27 August 2019 | 5.30-6.30pm


  • Community
  • Anyone who likes music
  • Researchers

Event Fee

  • Free


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Museum of Sound Series

Do you remember the sound of dial-up internet? What about the whistle of an old kettle or a wine cork popping? Sounds, noise and music are fundamental to our lives.

Join us to explore our sonic past and present and learn how our lives are shaped by sound and listening. 

Presented in collaboration with the City of Perth Library.

Sounds of the Lab

Presented by Oron Catts and Chris Cobilis

In this talk, Catts will present projects developed at SymbioticA since the year 2000 dealing and exploring the impact on and generation of sound in biological arts.

Cobilis will share details of two recent projects: Ghost of Record Store (a city-based installation for the Perth Public Art Foundation) and This Is You: a conceptually driven album concerned with the emergence of user-generated content.

Oron Catts is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project which he established in 1996 is considered a leading biological art project. In 2000 he co-founded SymbioticA, an artistic research centre housed within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia.

Chris Cobilis is a sound maker living and working in Perth. His 20 years toiling as an improviser and playing in bands has informed an ad hoc practice taking in conceptual composition, installation and original music for film, dance and theatre. Cobilis has performed internationally since 2006 and in 2012 undertook an Asialink Arts residency in Taiwan. Since 2011 he has been the administrator of SymbioticA, which has helped shape his current thinking when approaching each new project.

Free entry - bookings essential

Contact details: [email protected]