Callum O'Reilly

Callum O’Reilly (b. 1996) is a composer and multi-media artist currently based in Boorloo/Perth. His diverse body of work draws inspiration from Western music traditions, spirituality, nature, technology, and modern music genres like hyperpop and hip-hop, resulting in uniquely modern sonic worlds. He has collaborated with various ensembles, including The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, and Mix’t Trio.
Operating under the pseudonym Erka Blasa, Callum independently releases bubbly and visceral synth-pop music, a project he originally co-founded with long-time collaborator Klearhos Murphy. In addition to his musical endeavors, Callum actively explores experimental films and photography, advocating for the fusion of visual art with musical works. He has been recognised with multiple awards, including the Apras Amcos and Willoughby Symphony Young Composer award, and two Royal Overseas League prizes for the best composition.
Some of Callum’s upcoming projects include a collaborative multi-media performance centred around the kelp life cycle, guided by the research of Perth-based molecular biologist Antoine Minne. This performance is set to be developed and premiered in Fujiyoshida, Japan, this December.

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