Marcus Jackson is an artist, composer, and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He likes to collaborate with performers, creating work that interrogates the links between physical gesture and sound production, often with uncanny results. His musical training was geared towards contemporary classical music, creative technology, and ethnomusicology.
His works often have an auto-biographical skew—including himself in audio/visual cameo, or as a performer. He approaches material in extremes, being most comfortable working at the upper and lower limits of volume and stimulus. In particular, he enjoys taking very small gestures, sounds or objects, and amplifying their role in the performance context.
He regularly performs alongside Nick Snowball as part of INOPPORTUNE.
for trombone and projected film, 9m 30s
for orchestra, 5m
for clarinet in Bb and cello, 5m
for cello and percussion, 8m
for recorder, 6m 40s
for orchestra, 8m
an acousmatic composition
for mixed chamber sextet, 11m
a sound installation, 30m
for piano trio and live electronics, 7m