For the past four decades, Japan’s noise sound artist Merzbow has reigned supreme as the undisputed king of noise. The project is the brainchild of avant-garde musician and writer Masami Akita, who has released hundreds of recordings that chart a cosmos of intensity and vibrant chaos.
Live, Merzbow’s sound works are all-consuming, creating a uniquely physical sonic environment in which the audience’s bodies are enveloped. Don’t miss your chance to hear and feel Merzbow for yourself in this special offsite edition of MONO.
The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments. The IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.
The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.