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PVC Instrument Making Workshop led by Mark Cain

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In this workshop Mark Cain will share his expertise in PVC Instrument Making and give your the opportunity to make you own!

Mark Cain is Western Australian saxophonist, composer and instrument maker who plays a variety of ethnic and self-made wind instruments. In the 1980s he co-founded the ground-breaking concept group AC/PVC. Subsequently, he has toured internationally with Nova Ensemble and played in the national Musica Viva in Schools programme for nearly 30 years (currently touring with Eastwinds), whilst also touring schools solo nationally with Nexus Arts, Victoria. Cain has also led numerous community projects building 'sound playgrounds' and has worked extensively in Indigenous communities, including residency projects in the Dampier Peninsula with Tura New Music.

For decades he has worked as a catalyst bringing together musicians from different parts of the world, forming groups such as Bulgarity, Flying Carpathians, Daramad and Eastwinds. He also plays in Michael Pignéguy's Tales of the Orient and with an Indian sarod virtuoso in the Prashekh Quartet (National Folk Festival in 2019).

Cain, who lives in Fremantle, has released recordings under his own name and with Daramad, Eastwinds, Flying Carpathians, and Ozmosis.

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