CV

Curriculum Vitae – Nathan Marsh

Sound Artist/Guitarist/Educator

Born May 17, 1992

1-1988 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3J3

nathan_marsh@live.com

(778) 899-7446

Education:

Simon Fraser University, 2010-2016, B.F.A. with a Major in Music and a Minor in Communication.

Principal Teachers:

Simon Fraser University: Barry Truax, 2013-2015; Owen Underhill, 2014-2015; David MacIntyre, 2013-2015; Janet Danielson, 2012-2015; Martin Gotfrit, 2013-2015; Arne Eigenfeldt, 2015-2016.

Academic Awards:

Marcia Award in Electroacoustics, 2015

Complete List of Works:

Performances (Rehearsed and Improvised):

Uncanny Relation (2018) – performative sound installation for Bass Guitar, Turntable, Sound Objects and pre-recorded soundtracks. With Alanna Ho.

Performances:

February 22, 2018. Uncanny Relation: free improv acoustic electronic + vocal sound, Selectors’ Records, Vancouver, BC.

Micro Speaker Sound Space (2017) – performative sound installation for Bass Guitar, Sound Objects and pre-recorded soundtracks. With Ross Birdwise and Alanna Ho.

Performances:

November 25, 2017. Light Up The Night: Richmond Art Gallery Association’s 30th Anniversary Art Auction & Gala, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC.

July 20, 2017. Art After Dark Remix with CO.CREA.TIVE, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC.

DIGITAL CARNIVAL (2017) – interactive workshop for Sound Objects, Contact Microphones and Live Electronics. With Alanna Ho (Rainbow Forecast Project).

Workshop: September 2, 2017. DIGITAL CARNIVAL at The Global Village
presented by Cinevolution Media Arts Society & Community Partner with LocoMotoArt, Richmond World Festival, Richmond, BC

Indifference Engine vs. Nathan Marsh (2017) – structured improvisation for prepared 6-string Electric Bass Guitar and Sound Objects with intelligent music agents designed by Arne Eigenfeldt.

Performance: July 28, 2017. Play Nice: Musical collisions between humans and intelligent machines, Gold Saucer Studio, Vancouver, BC

Extremely Constrained (2017) ~20′ – for Solo Clarinet, Analog Electronics and Three Amplifiers.

Performance: June 24, 2017. Co.Crea.Tive Presents: Extremely Constrained, Selectors’ Records, Vancouver, BC

Untitled (2017) ~20′ – for Mandolin, Sound Objects and Live Electronics. Radio Performance.

Premiere: March 30, 2017, Co.crea.tive live on CiTR 101.9 FM, CiTR 101.9 FM, Vancouver, BC

Untitled (2017) ~15′ – for Voice, Guitar, Banjo, Sound Objects and Live Electronics. With Alanna Ho.

Premiere: March 23, 2017. Co.Crea.Tive Presents: RE-UN-SOLVED, a night of interdisciplinary acts; “constraint” as atmosphere, Stylus Records, Vancouver, BC

Today Is An Orange Day (2016) 30’ – for Voice, Food and live Electronics. With Alanna Ho.

Premiere: December 9, 2016. Big Joy Festival 2016, Remington Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Genesis (2016) 13’ – for solo Electric Guitar and Electronics

For dance, choreographed by Rachel Helten.

Premiere: April 30, 2016. Promethean. Studio D, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Community Engagement:

Sonic Playground (2017) – an exhibition of new sound-based work from secondary school students in the Music and Technology program at Burnaby North Secondary School. Part of a mentorship in partnership with the Western Front Society.

Mentorship: September – May 2016, Burnaby North Secondary School, Burnaby, BC

Exhibition: May 1-6, 2017, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC

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Music for Small Chamber Ensemble:

Everything is foreseen; yet free will is given (2016) 6’-12’ – for open instrumentation and live processing electronics.

Premiere: June 4, 2016. Tower of Babel, L’Alliance Française Theatre, Toronto, ON.

Additional Performances: February 11, 2018. Four Scene Waves, Gold Saucer Studio, Vancouver, BC.

Singularity (2016) 8’-12’ –  generative composition for Disklavier Piano, Notomotion Percussion robot and Modulatron Marimba robot.

Premiere: December 10, 2016. Botmancipation, World Art Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

À la dérive (2015) 7’ – for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Completed: November 2015.

realeyes (2015) 8’ – for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trombone and Percussion

Premiere: April 10, 2015. Student Composer’s Concert, World Art Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Murmuration (2014/15) 3’ – for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Premiere: November 27, 2014. Student Composers in Concert, World Art Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Further Performances: March 27, 2015. Sonic Boom Festival presented by Vancouver Pro Musica, Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music, Vancouver, BC.

The Keeper of the Winds (2014) 5’30” – for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon

Premiere: April 10, 2014. Student Composer’s Concert, World Art Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Fragments (2013/14) 6’ – for Two Pianos and Two Percussionists

Premiere: March 29, 2014. Sonic Boom Festival presented by Vancouver Pro Musica, Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music, Vancouver, BC.

Collaborative Compositions:

Syzygy (2015) 8’30” – for Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Contact Microphones and Live Processing Electronics

For dance, choreographed by Rachel Helten.

Premiere: December 11, 2015. Ascension. Studio D, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Aurum (2015) 15’ – for Pre-recorded Electronics and Spoken word

For dance, choreographed by Clara Chow.

Premiere: May 1, 2015. EMERGENCE, Studio D, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Shadows (2014) 7’ – for Viola, Cello and Piano

For dance, choreographed by Clara Chow.

Premiere: December 5, 2014. Ascension, Studio T, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Seeking Sanctuary (2014) – for Solo Mandolin and Electronics

For the film, Seeking Sanctuary, directed by Robyn Weasel Bear.

Premiere: May 2014. Fourth Year Film Screening, Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Electroacoustic Works:

Retrieval (2015) 12’ – for Pre-recorded Electronics (8 soundtracks)

Premiere: April 16, 2015. Inner and Outer Space, Studio T, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Further Performances: November 21, 2015. Third Annual Electroacoustic Music Festival presented by Vancouver Pro Musica, Western Front Society, Vancouver, BC.

Darkness Falls (2013) 6’30” – for Pre-recorded Electronics (stereo soundtracks)

Premiere: April 2014, Soundscape Concert, Studio T, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

 

Residencies:

New Voices Composer in Residence, Spectrum Music, Toronto, ON, February – June 2016.

 

Administrative Experience:

Curatorial and Technical Programs Assistant, Western Front Society, Vancouver BC, May – October 2016.

New Music Intern, Western Front Society, Vancouver, BC, April – December 2015.

 

Technical Experience:

Sound Technician, Corporation of Delta, Delta, BC; 2014 – present.

 

Teaching Experience:

Sound Artist Mentor, Sound Design Mentorship Program/Sonic Playground, Burnaby North Secondary School Music and Technology Program in conjuction with the Western Front Society, Burnaby, BC, November 2016 – present.

Guitar Instructor, Corporation of Delta, Delta, BC; May 2013 – present; City of Surrey, Surrey, BC, September – December 2017.

 

Research Experience:

Research Assistant, The World Soundscape Engine and the Generative Media Project (“The poetics of image, sound, computation and flow in the creation of generative time-based art”); Vancouver, BC, January 2016 – September 2017

 

Published Writing/Reviews:

How to Adult: The Musical (2016), Review, Peripheral Review, published on October 27, 2016.

Sonic Boom (2016), Review, Peripheral Review, published on April 8, 2016.

 

Other Experience:

Presenter, Secondary Musicality: A Modern Communicational Framework, Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology Undergraduate Conference, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, February 17, 2016.

For access to scores, music sound files and performance videos, please contact nathan_marsh@live.com.