Marcus Jackson is an artist and composer 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 sound in extremes, being most comfortable working at the upper and lower limits of volume and stimulus. In particular, he enjoys taking very small gestures or sounds or objects, and amplifying their role in the performance context.
He regularly performs alongside Nick Snowball as part of INOPPORTUNE.
Recent projects include like some kind of residue (performance), play_station, Wellington (2019); expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand (performance), Performance Art Week Aotearoa, Wellington (2018); like speaking into each others’ mouths (clarinettist and cellist), Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei (2018) and the way a smile fades (performed installation), MEANWHILE, Wellington (2018).