Marty Hicks is a Tokyo-based pianist, composer and sound artist from Melbourne, Australia. 

A graduate of the jazz improvisation course at The University of Melbourne (Faculty of the VCA), Marty became a MEXT scholar in 2015 and entered into a Masters course at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he majored in composition for film, animation and various media projects.
An active member of the Tokyo arts and music community, Marty intermittently plays solo concerts featuring live electronics and homemade visual projections. He writes music for film and other media, and has collaborated with dancers, painters, animators and other musicians for projects in and around Tokyo.

With a musical inclination that falls somewhere between the organic and the artificial, Marty blends acoustic sounds - such as that of old pianos, rustling material, or footsteps through dried forest leaves - with warm electronic drones and blankets of soft computer noise.

His original duo project 'Mooncalf', with vocalist & longtime collaborator Georgie Darvidis, released its debut album in September 2013, coinciding with performances at Bennetts Lane, Grant Street at Lionel's,  Nugent Street, Lebowski's at Cross Street, and St. Jude's Anglican Church for Cinematic: In Circles. The project has also been featured as part of the Mood Indigo concert series at the Melbourne Recital Centre. 

Marty has also worked as a member of numerous Melbourne-based bands, such as Sex on Toast, Leisure Center, and Brecker Mecca, and has had the opportunity to play for esteemed venues, events and festivals around Australia as well as overseas in Chengdu, New York and Monterey.

Aside from ‘Mooncalf’, Marty has released a solo piano album, and has participated with artists such as Michiru Aoyama on a number of albums released through web labels. He is also a featured artist with Vienna-based label PASR Musikverlag.

Currently, Marty works as a freelance composer and musician, while actively engaging in Japanese/English translation work.

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作曲家として、マリオナ・ロレタ監督の映画『A Lua Nunca Morre』(2018年)や、副島しのぶ監督のアニメーション映画『ケアンの首達』(2018年)などの映画音楽を製作。 その他に、美術作品、身体表現、広告などのための音楽も数多く提供。近頃は映像制作にも着手し、インスタレーションまたはライブパフォーマンスの形で音と映像の関連性を意識した作品を発表。

オーストラリア、アメリカや中国などで公演の経験を経て、国内では展示会「Robert Frank: Books & Films 1947-2016 in Tokyo」、千住明の「SENJU LABO」など、海外ではビクトリア国立美術館開催シリーズ「Escher X nendo - Bach X Reimagined」など、幅広くサウンドアート作品・共同制作を発表。