Photo by Josh Wells
Eduardo Cossio is a Peruvian-Australian musician based in Boorloo, Perth, Western Australia.
His work on prepared instruments and electronics foregrounds spontaneity, collaboration, and the development of a musical language whereby instruments are treated as malleable objects open to new configurations.
Based in Perth since 2005, Eduardo has led his own bands and written music for ensembles, film, and dance productions. He maintains collaborations with leading West Australian composer-improvisers such as Ross Bolleter, Josten Myburgh, Michael Terren, and Sage Pbbbt. He has also collaborated closely with national and international artists including Annette Krebs [GER], Axel Dörner [GER], Mattias Müller [GER], Emilio Gordoa [MEX/GER], Sabine Vogel [GER], Peter Vrba [CZ], Gabriella Smart [SA], Laura Altman [NSW] and Jim Denley [NSW].
Eduardo is a prolific organiser, broadcaster, and writer in the Perth community. He runs Outcome Unknown an experimental music series; presents Difficult Listening on RTRFM92.1; and his writing has appeared on local and national art magazines including SeeSaw Mag, RealTime Arts, ADSR and Resonate Magazine. He has received the West Australian Music Industry Award for experimental music on several occasions, and was nominated Industry Representative of the Year in 2018.
Eduardo is also a keen photographer and videographer. His photographic work was selected finalist at the CLIP Award 2022 and his documentary In The Thrall Of The Spirit was screened as part of Audible Edge Festival of Sound 2021.