Damian Castaldi is an avant-garde percussionist and sound artist. He combines acoustic, electronic and handmade instruments often with unique sensor interfaces to perform original music in the styles of industrial/Upbeat/Electronica & Ambient/Soundtrack.

His approach to performance is experimental, artistic, improvisational and highly structured and combines scored samples & sound design with improvised, live electronica and percussion. A soundtrack is often created using raw or processed location sound recordings, which then forms the basis to a live performance.

Recent Performances include: Knock, knock, knocking on Kandos doors, Tambourine Bay and TiYC.

In the past he has worked with GMC the Grotesqui’s Monkey Choir and Even Orchestra, Ion Pearce and the Cabinet of Curiosities, Cathy Vogan and the Unconscious Collective, Tony Buck and Libido, Falling Bodies,The Rosa Giganti, Cathie Payne, Graeme Rhodes, the nervous_objects (ANAT National Summer School), Terry Burrows and sodacake. He has collaborated on numerous projects with his partner Solange Kershaw as they continue to work under their media production company The Last Bureau.

Grotesqui’s Monkey Choir and Even Orchestra on the set of Ice Carving in Mexico, Art Unit, Sydney. Circa 1984.