Members and Collaborators
Member: Inventor, musician, sound painter and creator
Marcus E. Brown, a native of New Orleans, is a sculptor, painter, educator, inventor, musician and an avant-garde sound performance artist. Brown developed a form of painting called Electro-sonic Painting in which the artist paints with an amplified brush or tool used to simultaneously create a fine work of art as well as music. In demonstrating this new genre of music and art, Brown has collaborated with many talented and renowned musicians including Nathan Weidenhaft , Snap ( Sylvester Andrews), Eric Gold, Steve Masakowski, Sasha Masakowski , Goug Garrison, Bill Summers, Brian Seeger, Cliff Hines, ,Khari Allen Lee, Devin Phillips, Mark De Florio , Chuck Barber, Nathan J. Normand , Tyrone Brown, Signal Path, Eric Bigger, Norman Sylvester and many more. In 2008, Brown received an Art in Public Places commission by the Arts Council of New Orleans in collaboration with the Joan Mitchell Foundation for his piece Human Universal Musical Sculpture HUMS), a sound sculpture that interacts with an individual’s bioelectrical currents to produce a unique sound. HUMS is located in Washington Square Park on Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans. Brown, who is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts NOCCA), earned his BFA at the Kansas City Institute of Art (KCAI) in Kansas City, MO and a M.Ed. from Portland State University in Portland, OR. In addition to his performance art, Brown exhibits in numerous galleries and museums on earth.
Nathan Weidenhaft (AKA Nathan J. Normand) Collaborator : Guitarist / PWM software designer Nathan Weidenhaft is a New Orleans based artist, sound engineer and musician. Professional credits include: musical scores for various films, including the 2011 Emmy Award winning documentary, “All Over but To Cry”. As a musician he has performed and recorded with the ground-breaking and national renown electro-acoustic band, Signal Path and throughout the country, sharing stages with such artists as The Wailers, Buddy Miles, Nelly, Galactic, amoung others. Weidenhaft is a recording engineer for various national music acts including Philip Anselmo(of Pantera), members of The Radiators, Beau Soule, members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and countless others. In collaboration with Marcus Brown, Weidenhaft develops custom software and technology that integrates sound and the visual arts medium in never before seen ways. His education background includes but not limited to a Masters Degree from the University Of New Orleans and a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts(NOCCA).
Doug Garrison Collaborator : Drummer / musician In addition to being the regular drummer for the roots rock band The Iguanas for over 18 years, Doug Garrison has toured or performed with Rufus and Carla Thomas, “Duck” Dunn, Phineas Newborn, Jr., Mose Allison, Snooks Eaglin, Eugene Chadbourne, Steve Bernstein and John Abercrombie, among others. His recording credits include Alex Chilton, Jim Dickinson, Charlie Rich, Helen Gillet, The Naked Orchestra, and numerous tracks for major motion pictures.