Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                    
Joshua Marshall
saxophonist and composer/improviser
Joshua Marshall is an Oakland-based saxophonist and composer/improviser. His work involves architectural innovation, narrativity, systematic improvisatory practice, and live digital media. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Evan Parker, Zeena Parkins, Butch Rovan, I.M. Harjito, and Steve Adams of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. Joshua has played and/or recorded with Opera Wolf, The Lords of Outland, Architect/Enchantress, Bill Noertker's Moxie, Medium Sized Band, ELL3, Cheer Accident, Josh Allen's Deconstruction Orchestra, Key West, Mister Sister, Ikue Mori, Robocop, the Andrew Weathers Ensemble, Modest Machine, and MDK. His music has been featured in festivals and conferences nationwide, including Providence Pixilerations events, the 2010 International Computer Music Conference and 2013's Outsound Summit. Joshua graduated from Brown University, earning a B.A. through the MEME program, and holds an M.F.A. in music from Mills College.

Joshua has devised several long-form works under the "Mythopoetics" heading, the ambition of which is to unfold abstract narratives in real-time by working within improvisatory systems determined by conceptual constraints particular to the subjects involved. Highlights include Volume II, a series of "Free Jazz Ballets" inspired by Charles Mingus, and Volume IV (Pharaoh Lunaire), which syncretizes a host of trinities (Sanders/Ayler/Coltrane, Webern/Berg/Schoenberg, the Holy Trinity) while repurposing the form of Schoenberg's famed melodrama.

(photo by Christina Yglesias)
Upcoming Events:

Friday, January 26 2018 7:00 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Hardly Strictly Personal 2018 -- Festival/Benefit - Celebratiing Post-Beefheart Projects - the bay area creative music community performing NoWave, Wabi Sabi, Improv and experimental avante rock and jazz... friday evening and saturday afternoon-evening back to back performances of uniquely original music. Benefiting Homeless advocacy, and environmental justice organizations.  More...
Saturday, January 27 2018 1:00 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Hardly Strictly Personal 2018 -- Festival/Benefit - Celebratiing Post-Beefheart Projects - the bay area creative music community performing NoWave, Wabi Sabi, Improv and experimental avante rock and jazz... friday evening and saturday afternoon-evening back to back performances of uniquely original music. Benefiting Homeless advocacy, and environmental justice organizations.  More...
Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:00 PM
Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus commences a three-month mini-residency featuring his Life's Blood Ensemble celebrating the release of their new recording Rogue Star.  More...
Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:00 PM
Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus continues a three-month mini-residency featuring his Life's Blood Ensemble recreating their 2017 release Rising Colossus.  More...
CDs on which Joshua Marshall appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Noertker's Moxie druidh penumbrae
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: druidh penumbrae
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4175
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4175
Noertker's Moxie Simultaneous Windows (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 3)
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Simultaneous Windows (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 3)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4162
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4162
Robocop/Detroit Dead Language, Foreign Bodies
Artist: Robocop/Detroit
Title: Dead Language, Foreign Bodies
Label: Grindcore Karaoke GK#214
Label page on this site: Grindcore Karaoke
Grindcore Karaoke GK#214
The Andrew Weathers Ensemble What Happens When We Stop
Artist: The Andrew Weathers Ensemble
Title: What Happens When We Stop
Label: Full Spectrum Records FS027
Label page on this site: Full Spectrum Records
Full Spectrum Records FS027