Matt Marble (b. 1979, Mississippi) is a composer, writer, and visual artist currently living in Greensboro, NC. Working across genres, Matt's music emerges from dreams, meditation, free improvisation, and homespun intuitive methods. His scores and drawings, involving symbolic geometries of natural science and dreamscapes, have been exhibited in journals, galleries, and the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona. Recent musical releases include electronic meditations, Mind Chimes and Akasha (2018), animist dream karaoke, Natural Magic (2017), and guitar improvisations, Twilights (2016).
Matt's writing focuses on marginalized American artists who find creative agency through esoteric traditions. His doctoral dissertation, Buddhist Bubblegum, focuses on the role of esoteric Buddhism in the creative process of NYC "Downtown" composer Arthur Russell. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times called Buddhist Bubblegum "groundbreaking work." Related writings have been published in Abraxas Journal, Ear|Wave|Event, and Desert Suprematism. And more recently, Matt's podcast, Secret Sound, features the spiritual biographies of America's most forgotten musical pioneers.
PhD, music composition • Princeton University
BA, speech & hearing sciences • Portland State University