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Josten Myburgh : Associate Artist

In catastrophic times I believe in the vitality of grassroots and experimental arts spaces - the way they embody resistance to the flattening of our cultural ecology by placeless capitalist projects, and the way they produce situated ways of thinking and making. My work expresses my commitment to these cultures.

Photo of Josten Myburgh

Photo: Eduardo Cossio

Josten Myburgh is a musician based on Whadjuk Noongar boodja in Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia), making with techniques from the worlds of electro-acoustic music, radio art, free improvisation, field recording and experimental composition. He plays saxophone and electronic instruments.

Josten studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and has since studied privately with Michael Pisaro-Liu in Los Angeles and Antoine Beuger in Düsseldorf, as well as with many other artists in workshop and informal settings.

Josten is a part of Tone List, a Perth-based record label for exploratory music, and initiated their acclaimed annual Audible Edge festival in 2017, which he now co-curates with Annika Moses. He began organising concerts as emerging curator for Tura New Music's iMprov and Club Zho series' between 2013 and 2017, during which he also organised late night concerts within the Totally Huge New Music Festival and co-ordinated their emerging composer concerts. He has since engaged in curatorial projects with Liquid Architecture, SymbioticA, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Goolugatup Heathcote and the State Library of WA.

He has performed solo and collaboratively in concert series and festivals across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, including the Perth International Jazz Festival, FILEC Festival (Cuernavaca), Fremantle Biennale, Supersense Festival of the Ecstatic (Melbourne), Festival Cable#8 (Nantes), Sacred Realism (Berlin), the NOW now (Sydney) and Inland Concert Series (Melbourne & Perth). He has released solo work on Another Timbre and Flaming Pines, and collaboratively on Tone List, Shame File Music, WildSonico and Edition Wandelweiser. He has exhibited installation-based work or been included in group exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Ellenbrook Arts and Cool Change Contemporary (Perth).

Josten maintains ongoing projects with Michael Pisaro-Liu, Emilio Gordoa, Lena Czerniawska, Michael McNab, Eduardo Cossio and Jameson Feakes. In interdisciplinary settings he has worked on projects with Joshua Pether, Daisy Sanders, Elizabeth Pedler, Katie West and Noémie Huttner-Koros, including works for the Kier Choreographic Award (2022), Perth Festival (2022), Situ8 (2021), MoveMe Festival (2019) and for various programs at the Blue Room Theatre and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. He was nominated for a Performing Arts WA award for his sound design of Noémie Huttner-Koros' "The Lion Never Sleeps".

Josten won the Schenberg Fellowship in 2019. He also lectures sessionally at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and presents on community radio station RTR.FM 92.1.

Josten Myburgh — current to December 2022

Studied with

Stuart James (2012 - 2015)

Lindsay Vickery (2012 - 2015)

Antoine Beuger (2016)

Michael Pisaro-Liu (2019)