Kinds of Light is a concert series for creative music in the striking surrounds of PS Art Space in Walyalup/Fremantle. Curated by composer and improvising musician Josten Myburgh, Kinds of Light celebrates ambitious experimentation, careful musicianship, and sounds that are relevant to this place and time. It is programmed across style and genre, excited by the love and rigour that goes into music that defies categories.

Kinds of Light kicks off in 2024 with a co-curation with Boorloo-via-Montreal label Mystery & Wonder. E Millar will present a live instantiation of her artificial field recording project. Craig Pedersen, joined by Chris Cobilis, Michael Terren, Djuna Lee, Josten Myburgh & Sage Pbbbt, will render his open-ended composition "residues" as a set of amorphous avant-rock pieces.

E Millar is a builder of intricate kinetic sound sculptures using recycled consumer-grade electronics and found objects. Her instruments together accumulate to form what sounds uncannily like a tiny forest: bristling and subtly shifting.


Craig Pedersen is a composer and trumpet player. His collective compositional output, largely in the form of text-based scores on index cards, embodies the dream of an ever-shifting body of work, flexible to the expressive needs of the present. At Kinds of Light he’ll present a suite of compositions titled “residues”, exploring themes of place, time, body and collective biographies, performing on electric bass alongside friends from the local scene, Chris Cobilis (electronics, guitar), Michael Terren (electronics), Djuna Lee (double bass), Josten Myburgh (saxophone, drums) and Sage Pbbbt (voice, drums).

Known for gorgeous and detail-attentive handmade packaging, Mystery & Wonder are a label based in Boorloo since 2023, and in Montreal prior to that. In their own words: "Many of our releases focus on sound art, improvisation and compositional works that give attention to the musical possibilities inherent in combining or superimposing closely amplified elements with acoustic elements. We are interested in work that takes care with sound and timbre, structure and form, is close, direct and in high-definition. But most off all, we are interested in work that defies our understanding of all this and moves us in ways we don’t expect, work that stands on its own."


Doors and bar open from 7:30, with the music starting shortly after. Each artist will present a performance of 30-40 minutes duration, with a break in-between.

Accessibility: The event is held on the ground floor of PS which is wheelchair accessible on even concrete flooring at street level. Gender-neutral and accessible bathrooms are located down the stairs on the ground floor. There is ample seating available and the venue is very spacious. The music is dynamic and may at times be extremely quiet or quite loud. No strobes or flashing lights will be used.

Tone List acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of where we work (Walyalup and Boorloo).