Matt Marble (b. 1979, Mississippi) is an artist, esotericist, and writer currently living in Greensboro, NC. Working across genres, Matt's music and visual art are informed by intuitive geometry, divination methods, and a personal mythology developed through dreamwork. His graphic scores have been exhibited in journals, galleries, and the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona. Recent recordings include Wondering Stars, a pair of geometric meditations for guitars, harmonicas, synths, and percussion, and The Seraphic Mirror, seven dream emanations for electric guitar. An exhibition of new audio-visual works (Turning Enigmas) will be featured at Greensboro Project Space, Summer/2021.
Matt's writing and research focus on marginalized American artists who find creative agency through esoteric traditions. His doctoral dissertation, Buddhist Bubblegum (NYT, "groundbreaking work"), focuses on the role of esoteric Buddhism in the creative process of NYC "Downtown" composer Arthur Russell. Coolgrove Press will be publishing Buddhist Bubblegum in the Spring of 2021. Related writings have been published in Abraxas Journal, Ear|Wave|Event, and Desert Suprematism. More recently, Matt's podcast, Secret Sound, features the spiritual biographies of America's most forgotten musical visionaries.
PhD, music composition • Princeton University
BA, speech & hearing sciences • Portland State University
...and a whole lotta life and death...
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