Mark Cauvin is a composer, performer and interpreter of graphically notated scores that house an interdisciplinary practice of improvised sound and movement. He has published numerous audio recordings and has been exhibited internationally with his installation video “Die Dunkelkammer”.
Mark began specialising in solo performance of a three dimensional nature after graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2003. In pursuit of developing his technical capabilities and to source new repertoire he studied abroad in Perugia (Italy) with Maestro Fernando Grillo (1945-2013).
In 2013 Mark created Die Dunkelkammer (The Darkroom) for Soloist and Electronic Music with choreographer Hellen Sky. The video performance has been featured at the PNEM Sound Art Festival in the Netherlands in 2013 and shortlisted for the prestigious Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK). Die Dunkelkammer for Soloist and Electronic Music will be presented at the Anywhere Festival in New South Wales in May 2015.
As Mark’s research evolves around extending the possibilities for the double bass he is working closely with Cat Hope (Composer/Academic) to develop an extended solo work, and producing a scientific recording at the CSIRO to lay down a framework to develop a choreographic sound projection technique