Jessie Marino is a Berlin-based composer, performer, and media artist. Her compositions and solo performances abstract ideas drawn from all stripes of popular culture and political discourse, girded by a definitively humanistic sensibility rife with equal doses of wit and pathos. Marino’s pieces score out sound, video, story, lighting, and staging, treating each of these elements as expandable musical materials. She transcends the conventional materials of composition to help audiences locate music in the most commonplace activities and relations.

Marino’s work has recently been commissioned by The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), ox&öl productions (CH), Donaueschingen Musik Tage (DE), Minu Festival for Expanded Music, (DK), ECLAT Festival (DE) , Festival für Immaterielle Kunst (DE),  Decoder Ensemble (DE),  Ultima Festival (NO), Darmstadt International Summer Course (DE), Borealis Festival (NO), G((o))ng Tomorrow Festival (DK), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Transit Festival (BE), and Look/Listen Festival (NYC). Her work has made recent appearances at the BAM! Festival for MusikTheater (Berlin), Festival Musica (Strasbourg), Heroines of Sound (Berlin/MX) , Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Contemporary Series and her pieces have been performed by formidable new music ensembles such as Pinquins Percussion (NO), Speak Percussion (AU), Plus Minus (UK), Ensemble Adapter (DE), Ensemble Tzara (CH), SCENATET (DK), SoundInitiative (FR), TAK Ensemble (USA) We Spoke Percussion (UK), Line Upon Line Percussion (USA), Wild Up (USA), eighth blackbird (USA), Decoder Ensemble (DE), , Die Ordnung Der Dinge (DE), Zwerm Electric Guitar Quartet (BE), Retro Disco (CH), and Ensemble Pamplemousse (USA). 

SYNTHETIS – International Summer Course for Composers