Marcus is a Bristol-based multi-disciplinary digital artist, specialising in generative music and sound. Recently, he has also been working with smartphone-based virtual reality kits.
A former Sound Technology student at Paul McCartney’s world-renowned Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts., Marcus has enjoyed an eclectic career, having worked with cult bands and musicians including Matt Elliott (aka Third Eye Foundation, Domino Records / Ici D’Ailleurs), Manyfingers (Ici D’Ailleurs) and Soe’za (upcoming release).
In recent years, he has worked on several sound and digital art pieces including contributions to group exhibitions (‘The Eclectic Selves’ Parlour Showrooms, Bristol, 2013 & ‘Hope and Poverty’ exhibition, Paintworks, Bristol, 2012) and collaborations with visual artists Pilar Cortes (Verisimilitude I, Camaradas Mexican/UK art competition finalist, Mexican Embassy, London, 2014) and Helena Hernandez (Limitrofe: Crossing Borders, El Arbor Gallery, Valencia, Spain, 2011). In 2013, he was awarded a Fascinate Digital Arts grant from Falmouth University to develop a generative/procedural music application and take part in the 2013 Fascinate Conference & Showcase.
Marcus is interested in using generative sound and music to provoke an emotional response. His work explores issues of authenticity and how we value creative works – why some tools become almost disparagingly classed as ‘technology’ while others are elevated as ‘instruments’ – challenging what he sees as a false dichotomy between art and technology.