composer Producer artist

Marlon Grunden

Emotive music for modern media projects

My love of music stems from my love of sound in general. Growing up in a family of field recordists and musicians, I quickly learned how powerful audio can be in story telling. Soon enough I was writing music for media. After completing a Bachelor of Music Composition (receiving multiple awards for academic excellency) I have worked on multiple projects, including short and feature film, TV commercials and even music for the City of Melbourne’s Christmas Display.

My work has been screened all around the world, including at 5 Academy Award qualifying festivals such as London BFI, St Louis, Rhode Island and Flickerfest.

As well as freelancing, I now work at the amazing Upward studios, producing and writing with Robert Upward.

My music embodies the stylistic approach of combining field recordings, samples, traditional instrumentation and 3D space to create powerful,  story driven scores and songs. 

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Producer and Songwriter

Collaborations come in many shapes and sizes, and I love collaborating with singers and songwriters on their own music. Marlon has and continues to produce for many artists, including names such as Martika, Russian dark pop artist PSHONKA and his own dance project, Bobby Bege.

Multichannel Audio and art music

Pushing the boundaries of music is what I love to do best, and using technology to fulfil my ideas is extremely important to me. I use programming and audio technology to write for not only instruments, but multichannel audio installations and spaces. My work has been featured in performances such as the Swell 3.0 live music festival and city of Melbourne’s Christmas display.