Marcus Fischer (b.1977) is a musician & multimedia artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. With early beginnings in the LA independent music scene, Fischer moved from there to Olympia, Washington where in addition to drumming in various bands he found new opportunities to further experiment with sound, using tape loops and electronics. The journey led next to Portland, Oregon, where he continues to refine his experimentations. Field recordings, chance, and DIY instruments, coupled with acoustic instrumentation and visual art, define what has become Marcus’s minimal signature.
Fischer curates vision+hearing, a series of audio/visual events that bring musicians and filmmakers together for collaborative performances. He is also the co-curator of SIX, an annual six-speaker surround sound performance series, and has had the opportunity to score various short films and multimedia performances. In recent years he has also been involved with projects and performances for Art organizations such as the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, SASSAS and DubLab.
Throughout 2009, Marcus kept a “thing-a-day” blog, a self-inflicted experiment in time and productivity where Fischer tasked himself with completing one creative project a day for one year and documenting it daily on dustbreeding.com. The projects took many forms: photography, video, music, sound experiments, printmaking, graphic design and diy electronics. The blog project allowed him to grow creatively by the constant momentum created through daily expression.
Past musical releases include “Arctic/Antarctic” (Luxus-Arctica, 2010), contributions and remixes to various compilations + net labels as map~map, “For Friends This Winter” (dustbreeding.com, 2009), various untitled ltd 3” CDRs, and two CDs as part of the duo Unrecognizable Now.