Eclectic and esoteric, Diimpa is an avant-garde composer, soundscape weaver and sonic wizard. He is a proud mixed Kabi Kabi autistic queer man who works with keyboard instruments like analogue synthesisers, music box, glockenspiel or accordion to create worlds of effortless magic and sound journey.
Diimpa draws on vast ranges of experimental influences, from composers Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros and Julius Eastman, to contemporaries like Zoe Keating and Nils Frahm. Through these experiences and elements he carves out his own brand of unique contemporary Australian minimalism. Filled with electric pulses or ambient textures, Diimpa’s music is, at its heart, transcendent.
With an impressive output of three EPs, albums ‘Metamorphica’ and ‘Spectrum’, and a range of sound pieces under his belt, Diimpa has been performing with a cunning vivacity suffused with masterful improvisation since 2012.
Diimpa has been called “hypnotic” by CBC Radio and had work featured in local independent film and theatre works. His keen interest in durational pieces has seen 8-hour improvisations as part of Yirramboi Festival, Blakheart Festival, and ‘Sustenance’ at Arts Centre Melbourne for Fringe Festival 2016. The last year saw Diimpa as a Music Victoria ‘Best Experimental/Avant-garde Act’ nominee, and appearances at Meredith Music Festival and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
He is currently working on ‘Wasteland’, a record about the lack of government initiative to tackle climate change.
“Feels like moving back in time, like walking through the halls of your memory palace to find that piece of information you need to survive. Not just now, but into the future” (CBC Radio)
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