Auckland-born Marco Cher-Gibard is an artist working with performance and using sound as a medium. His interests include collaboration, performance, composition and community. His work often incorporates elements of software design. He has toured and performed nationally and internationally as a solo artist and with theatre.
Recent highlights this year include sound design for Back to Back Theatre’s Lady Eats Apple and performances at the Bendigo International Festival for Exploratory Music with sister, a collaboration with Ben Speth. In 2015 Marco self-released sister’s debut LP feedback + filterlife, and was co-awarded a Green Room Award for composition and sound design with David Chisholm for their work on I am a Miracle for Malthouse Theatre. Other sound designs that year included work for Chunky Move, Ridiculusmus and Zoe Scoglio.
In 2014 Marco designed sound for Back to Back Theatre’s Super Discount, and began an ongoing relationship with central Java, Indonesia, through a drawbridge project by Polyglot Theatre. He performed in Tino Seghal’s This is So Contemporary at Art Gallery NSW (2014), exhibited in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria (2013–14) and screened Blue Light Running (2010) at Art Not Apart festival in Canberra.
Marco composed the music for Epic Theatre, choreographed by Shian Law for New Breed in 2016.