Marianthe Loucataris
Masters of Teaching, BA anthropology/ethnomusicology/religious studies, Grad Cert Education

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Marianthe Loucataris is a digital media artist, composer, musician, sound designer, & educator with a passion for building digital infrastructure that nourishes creative connections & collaboration between humans, ecologies & cultural practices. Her work gives voice to the other-than-human through deep listening & improvisation. Multi-modal digital communication through music, visuals, sounds & spoken word can shift – widen – how we intra-act with each other & our non-human kin. As a person living with a disability & chronic illness, her work explores how ‘ableism’ defines what it means to be ‘an ideal human’ & how an animist lens assists in unraveling the delusion of the single, independent, separate self. How can improvising with the other-than-human shift our sense of ‘self’ & ‘other’ at this precarious moment – full of individual & collective trouble? Having lived a diffractive creative life as a musician, performer, media artist, creative producer, educator, arts administrator & community arts activator, now an independent artist and arts consultant who is currently collaborating with the trans – local – post – activist global collective – The Emergence Network, founded by writer / philosopher Bayo Akomalafe.

Marianthe’s diverse career includes; touring nationally and internationally with indie rock out-fit machine translations, collaborative work with filmmakers and visual artists and partnering with communities to create meaningful creative processes & events. Current projects include; consultant for Denmark Arts’ Festival of Voice, creative consultant/artist with The Emergence Network. Previous work includes; What Are We?, an audio / visual WebWorld commissioned for Headquarters Project, a dedicated, disability-led digital space | Ebb & Flow, Virtual Artist in Residence project through the North Midlands Project, working with the community to create an installation and web based work, If Water Could Speak | composition, web design, audio visual material and facilitation of the IWTOTH project 2021 – part of We Will Dance With Mountains course/festival research project | composition for Aqueous an audio visual installation for Denmark Festival of Voice 2021 | composition and sound design for John Carberry’s ‘Améliorer Fragments 1 – 3’, screened as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival | musician/recording of drums for the feature film Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears | Composition and recording of music and sound design for FORGE a contemporary Flamenco dance performance by Annalouise Paul at Riverside Theatre, Sydney | Music compositions and film for the Human Rooms Albany Hospice Project | Music for The Red Room’s ‘Rhyming the Dead’ poetry radio series | ‘Light Portal’, a multimodal short film screened as part of Thirning Villa 10 year anniversary exhibition, Ashfield Town Hall, Sydney | ’10’ , a recorded composition for Annlouise Paul’s ‘Self Portrait’ at Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney (Development at Merrigong Theatre Company) | deviser/performer touring nationally with TIE Theatre Co | The Wired Lab Masterclass with composer Alan Lamb | Tim Gruchy workshop, SEAM/Critical Path | Artist.in Residence at Thirning Villa including installation performance ‘The Sound of Everything’ | ‘Kandinsky’ with dancer Sarah Hamilton music composition and performance for piano and voice, National Gallery of Australia | ‘Oscillations’, with Egyptian dance artist Suraya Hilal, composition and performance at Casula Powerhouse | Composition for interactive film ‘PEGASYS’, Powerhouse Museum | Sound design for ‘4D’, Frankston Arts Centre & Canberra Glass Works | Soundtrack for award winning FatArts short film ‘The Word’ | Soundtrack for Circus WOW’s ‘Landforms’ | Musical direction for Company Theatre Physical, ‘Landed’ & Sue Broadway’s ‘Nose of Her Own’.

Marianthe has released two albums under the project name Mahri Autumn, ‘risolv’ and a compilation of instrumental work composed for theatre, dance and new media arts works, ‘Betwixt’. Plus a solo piano album & shorter works: Listen to her releases here on her Audio Narcissist Bandcamp site.

Selected Recent Arts Admin Work

Marianthe has worked in diverse areas across local government, cultural institutions, the education sector and arts organisations. She is passionate about creating meaningful arts processes & events in both professional and community based spheres.

October 2022 – Jan 2023 | Consultant for the Denmark Festival of Voice
June 2020 – December 2021 | Breaksea Creative Producer
April 2019- Nov 2021 | Business Manager Denmark Arts Council
2016- July 2018 Contracted Producer & Arts Development Officer – City of Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre


2014 | Dr June Jones Scholarship in Education
2013 | Woodbury Boston Prize
2001 | Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant to study with Master Egyptian Drummer Ibrahim el Minyawi in London.

Organisations | Board Member

Current | Treasurer Mia Mia Housing Collective
2013-2015 | Committee member Creative Albany Inc
2002-05 | Convenor & board member Performance Illawarra Inc

2013- 2014 | Master of Teaching (Primary) University of Western Australia
2003 | Graduate Certificate in Education
(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) University of Tasmania
1993-95 | Bachelor of Arts | Australian National University
Majors in Anthropology, Comparative Religious Studies and Ethnomusicology