Mark Cain

Multi-wind instrumentalist, Mark Cain's career spans cross-cultural, folk, jazz and new music genres, including music he has writen for dance, theatre and short film. As an instrument maker and performer, Mark is renown for his innovative approach to using pvc pipe and other industrial materials dating back to his work with AC/PVC in the 1980s. He has held artist-in-residence tenures in many communities throughout Australia and for the past decade has performed and toured variously in Australia and oversees with the Nova Ensemble. Mark has also had a long involvement in music education through the national Musica Viva in Schools programme [with Nova Ensemble]. He also tours a solo show in schools nationally through the Melbourne-based agency, Nexus Arts, as well as with the duo, Windcheaters.

In addition, Mark's long-time interest in Balkan, Klezmer and jazz-inflected world music has led to groups such as Bulgarity, Elastic Band and Caravan and a duo with guitarist, Tim Chambers, Ozmosis. Based on the west coast in picturesque Fremantle, Mark plays a miscellany of wind instruments, including saxophones, clarinets, flutes and ethnic woodwinds as well as wind and percussion instruments of his own design, many of which are featured on his new solo recording, REEDS.

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  • Traditional
  • Folk
  • Contemporary
  • Classical
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Concerts