BIOGRAPHY (or some stuff I've done)

 

My main work in recent years has been a series of novels about T14, a futuristic, high tech counter terrorist agency: the fifth and most recent instalment is Never Kidnap A Serial Killer; and the sixth book will be released some time in 2017. I also have two new novella series, one a futuristic sci-fi story about post human technology, the other a series of individual stories on the theme of psychology and mental illness. I have also written a series of non-fiction books about psychology, philosophy and depression. 

I've been making music for 12 years and have released more than 50 albums. My musical influences range from Frank Zappa, Stockhausen, Kraftwerk and Delia Derbyshire through John Mclaughlin, Led Bib and Acoustic Ladyland to Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Rush, Apocalyptica, Black Sabbath and Pantera. Therefore I make an idiosyncratic mixture of heavy metal, jazz, industrial and ambient. I have recently released a series of eight albums of relaxation/meditation music.

I make music with a simple set up: a PC and two laptops, electric guitar and bass, midi keyboard, LINE 6 audio interface and amp simulations, A.R.T. tube preamp, Shure microphone, ZOOM digital effects unit, Cakewalk software and the usual plethora of plugin synths and effects. As may be guessed from the above list of influences, my approach to making music is fairly eccentric. Most of my compositions are improvised and do not use any traditional chords or scales. This free form approach makes the process much more enjoyable for me and hopefully also makes the end results more unique and interesting for the listener.

At 20 I was commissioned to write a TV script for Phil Cool - neither of us have worked in TV since. I have also written for Arts and Entertainment magazines, interviewing Eddie Izzard, Rob Newman and many others, performed stand-up comedy in London, Bristol and Cardiff, marked essays, written courses in Philosophy and Psychology, conducted a series of lectures entitled; Practical Philosophy, sorted parcels, and sold watches in pubs. I also produce a lot of music, some comedy and a smattering of poetry. My future ambitions include doing the Wainright Coast to Coast walk, reading all the books I've bought and haven't had time to get around to, writing a string quartet, and curing humanity of all metaphysical delusions.

 

 HOME PAGE

Copyright 2013-2017 Marcus Freestone