Mark Cain

West Australian saxophonist, instrument maker and composer, Mark Cain’s career spans world music, jazz, experimental and free improvised genres, including music he has written for dance, theatre, short film and his numerous bands. Cain is recognised for the instruments he has created from plumbing industry tubing and other recyclable materials, dating back to his work in Tall Stories (with mentor, Linsey Pollak in 1985) and AC/PVC (1987 - 91).

For decades, Cain has worked as a catalyst bringing together musicians from different parts of the world including a 30-year involvement with Kulcha in Fremantle and the Ethnic Music Centre, North Perth. In recent years he has collaborated with Persian Music Perth to promote an outstanding younger generation of migrant Iranian musicians to a broader Australian audience.

He currently performs with the group he co-founded in 2014, Eastwinds, his most cross-cultural gathering to date, featuring musicians from Iran, Estonia, Japan and Australia.

Entry to Mark Cain's musical universe is via his website