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.