«From Marcus' website: Marcus Rubio is a young composer that works in a variety of mediums and genres ranging from pop songs to long form drone works for ensembles of portable fans. (...) In 2012, Rubio released/recorded a multitude of records and two of these, Hello Dallas and None of the Birds, were selected as local albums of the year by the San Antonio Current. As a live performer, he’s opened for the likes of Bill Callahan, The Men, and Koboku Senju as well as performed/collaborated with FAUST, W-S Burn, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, Peter and the Wolf, Vinyl Williams, Lee Dockery, Michael Pisaro, Derek Rogers, and Bill Baird. He was also a full time member of both Moth!Fight! and the Cartographers. He has had his music released by Copy For Your Records, Kendra Steiner Editions, Already Dead Tapes, Prairie Fire Tapes, and Test Tube. Rubio is also an active music journalists as a staff writer for Tiny Mix Tapes. He graduated from Trinity University in 2012 and is currently earning his MFA in composition from CalArts.
Busy guy, right? He should, because he's really that good.
For this release Marcus composed an 'auto-contemplative' kind of piece enticingly called 'In heaven everything is fine because heaven is a place where nothing ever happens', which suggests that nothing happening is better than 'something' happening. Something might be the wrong move, nothing is something that we are able to control. I totally get this idea, really.
There are moments in our lives where we just wish we could have everything under our grasp, under our predictable time, and space, so we wouldn't just suffer, wastefully. It would be just perfect, right? Well, not really. Chance is kinda fun, surprises too (good ones, at least) and if we could control everything life wouldn't have much of a point.
Well, such is the music of Marcus Rubio. Predictable sometimes,
but also unpredictable where it matters. Full of harmony, full of 'Future nostalgia', which is something I appreciate more than most people.
This really helps to fill the empty hole, Marcus. Thanks.»
- test tube
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©2013 Marcus Rubio
©2013 Marcus Rubio
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