Melbourne artist Rod Cooper has spent 28 years exploring the sonic qualities of self-made metallic instruments and experimental recording techniques. He has performed in the UK, USA, NZ, Japan and Indonesia, and has undertaken several residencies in Asia. Released recorded works include Friction 2004, Accepting the Machines 2009, Recordings of Electrical Equipment 2010, and Magnets on Blank Tapes 2012. His output includes over 3000 recorded works and several hundred sound objects. He currently lectures on “The object in sound” at RMIT Sculpture Department.