Marcel Wierckx is a sound and video artist who creates music and image for concert, film, theatre and dance. His fascination with technology started at an early age, having written his first computer program in assembly language when he was 12 years old. Shortly thereafter his obsession with music led him to study guitar and instrumental composition before turning to electronic music in the 1990's, studying with Zack Settel, Bruce Pennycook and Alcides Lanza at McGill University. Currently his field of interest is exploring modes of performing electronic music, including audiovisual systems, live coding, and developing frameworks for interaction.
Wierckx has worked with renowned ensembles and performers including Chunky Move, anoukvandijkdc, Dansgroep Amsterdam, Krisztina de Chatel, Monica Germino, Timuçin Sahin, Roderik de Man, Tony Roe, and Electra Ensemble. He recently created the music and sound design for Chunky Move's critically acclaimed dance productions 247 Days and ‘An Act of Now’, which was awarded the Age Critic's Award in 2012. His work is performed at major festivals and conferences around the world, including the International Computer Music Conference, the Live.Code.Festival, ISCM World Music Days, STRP Festival and the MFRU International Festival of Computer Arts. Wierckx is currently lecturer in Live Electronic Music at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, and Composition and Software Design at the Utrecht School of Music and Technology.