Will Marshall maintains a handful of select clients, working closely with them to help facilitate their creative processes. He typically works on larger projects for established, professional artists, studios and venues, but will consider smaller-scale projects that are exceptionally interesting.
Will Marshall has worked for Academy Award-nominated film composer Nicholas Brittel, whose critically-acclaimed score for MOONLIGHT was nominated for Best Original Score, and scored Oscar-nominated film THE BIG SHORT. His music was also featured in director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and he produced the short film WHIPLASH.
Developed extensive workflow enhancements for Brittel's composition process, dramatically reducing the time required to perform several key tasks.
Marshall worked closely with Grammy-nominated composer Patrick Gleeson, a Los Angeles–based composer, performer, and producer who has specialized in synthesized composition and performance. Generally credited with introducing synthesizers to jazz in the early 1970s as a member of Herbie Hancock’s band, Gleeson has also written a wide variety of music for artists including the Kronos Quartet, Morpheus, and Jefferson Starship and numerous scores for film and television.
Marshall developed a system for live improvised electronic music, for a project Gleeson describes as as “some kind of weird mashup of late Miles Davis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Minimalism, and electronic dance music.”
ill.Gates is a San Francisco-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fan-base and a reputation as one of the world's most dynamic electronic music artists. He regularly tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined Burning Man, Shambala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Marshall helped Ill Gates develop several systems for live electronic performance, including those he sells through his website myproducerdj.club, and his personal performance rig.
Marshall designed and built a bespoke performance rig for Darin McFayden, better known as Freq Nasty, a DJ and producer of breakbeat electronic music based in Los Angeles, California. A fellow New Zealander, McFadyens artistic career has taken him across the world, first as a resident in London's Fabric Nightclub, to multiple tours in Europe and Australia. He currently lives in LA, where he has become a fixture amongst North American art and music festivals.
McFadyen's template is built in Ableton Live, using a Livid Instruments OhmRGB and extensive custom scripting. This gives him in-depth, hands-on control of his performances, including extensive manipulation of dub-delays.
Marshall designed the performance system used by the Fungineers, a super group of fantastic Funovators who create colorful music, videos, live shows, and more.
The Fungineers are led by Paragon the Cyber-Unicorn-Tron, part robot-monkey, part unicorn, all beatboxing DJ. This musical menagerie includes MC’s Lil Dino, Doctah Aqua-Sock-ta-Puss, Flavatar, Baby Swagress and the Sillionaire, plus an always-expanding cast of Fun friends and guests galore, all managed by the esteemed Janitor-Manager, Kyrian Gineerian.
From 2014-2018 Marshall worked at Pyramind Studios in San Francisco, initially as Artist in Residence, then as instructor and producer. Teaching two courses, DJ210 (Live Performance in Ableton) and MM301 (Mixing & Mastering), Marshall was responsible for course design and syllabus, as well as writing and teaching the first semester of DJ101.
During his tenure at Pyramind Marshall also handled occasional commercial clients, and produced a series of online workshops and training videos covering numerous aspects of composition and production.
Marshall designed the acoustic treatment in Ride, the main room at the Midway, a new, multifaceted creative complex, located in San Francisco’s burgeoning Dogpatch neighborhood.
Housed in a converted warehouse space, with a capacity of 2000, and built around a state-of-the-art Funktion One system, Ride is an enormous space, requiring carefully designed acoustic treatment at an industrial scale.
Marshall provided acoustic consulting for Public Works, a multifaceted, multipurpose community and event space located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.