Marcus Whale

Marcus Whale lives and works on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. His work across music, performance and text focuses on the blurry, haunted intersection between desire and religion, often with reference to the poetics of memory and ghostliness.

As a musical artist under his own name and with groups Collarbones and BV, his recorded output primarily forms an electronic world around his singing. Recent releases include solo album Lucifer (2020), and Collarbones' fourth album Futurity (2019), longlisted for the Australian Music Prize. Ensemble Offspring, The Song Company, Zubin Kanga, Claire Edwardes, Synergy Percussion and others have performed his compositions across Australia and internationally.

Recent performance works, Praise! in collaboration with Eugene Choi and the Lucifer series in collaboration with Athena Thebus have been presented by Performance Space, Asia Topa, Next Wave, Sugar Mountain Festival, Underbelly Arts Festival and Art Month Sydney.
 

Black and white photo of man with naked torso and face covered by upflung arm.

Marcus Whale. Photo by Richard Sawyer