Curriculum Vitae

Marshall Ryan Trammell

Born in Oceanside, CA: 1972

Raised on Oahu, Hawaii

Bay Area affiliated,

Kansas City, Missouri-based.


2002 - 2003 Bachelor of Liberal Arts

New College of California

San Francisco, CA






2018-2019 - Studio Residency, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO


2018-2019 - Fellowship, Intercultural Leadership Institute, USA

April 2018 - Residency, Living Arts in Resistance  (LAIR), Oakland, CA

2017 - Researcher-in-Residence, Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA

2016 - Co-founder, project manager & teaching artist. Merced Youth Drum Corps, Merced, CA.

2013 - Present. Primary caregiver. ​Family members: Merced, CA & Kansas City, MO.

2011 - Self-employed artist, teaching artist, grant writer, recording & touring musician, researcher/analyst. ​San Francisco Bay Area.

2008/09 - Information Activist. DataCenter, Oakland, CA.



Grants & Awards


2016 - Building Healthy Communities Grant. Merced Youth Drum Corps, Merced, CA.

2014 - Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. ​Black Spirituals tour.

2010 - EDD Apprenticeship. Final Cut Pro I & II, Bay Area Video Coalition

2005 - Estacion Libre Delegation. Chiapas, MX. 

2005 - RPI Travel grant. Troy, NY

2004 - MetLIfe Fellowship. Troy, NY.



Creative Arts: teaching & performance


Project Management

Participatory Research & Analysis

Grant Writing


Current Projects

Warrior Ethos: Duets with Organizations;

Warrior Ethos: Harm Free Zone Improvisation Workshop;

Warrior Ethos: In Defense of Memory (band);

Interiors of Opposition (participatory research);

Indexical Moment/um (series)




2017 - "Characteristics of Bone: a Memoir," AMERARCANA.

2016 - "Racial Overtones." Wire Magazine, UK.

2016 - "Music Research Strategies". Sound American, issue 15.


"Black Access/Black Axes" (forthcoming). Sige Records, Seattle, WA.

"Black Resonance." Sixty Hurts, Oakland, CA.

"Black Tape." Astral Spirits, Austin, TX.

"Black Interiors." Sixty Hurts, Oakland, CA.

"Black Listening." Sixty Hurts, Oakland, CA.

"Of Deconstruction." Sige Records, Seattle, WA. 


Warrior Ethos: Listening Sessions (LAIR residency) Eastside Cultural Center,

April 2018


No Idea Festival, Mexico City, 2017

Guelph Jazz Festival/ Improvisation and Social Practice Colloquium, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2017

Comparte: Zapatista Festival, Oakland, 2017

High Zero, Baltimore, 2016

Sonic Transmission, Austin, Texas

all ears, Oslo & Bergen, Norway, 2016