Creative Arts: teaching & performance
Participatory Research & Analysis
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,
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
Marshall Ryan Trammell
475 Merritt Avenue, #2
Oakland, CA 94610
I am a self-styled Music Research Strategist (2011) accomplishments from 2018 to the present demonstrate participatory research methodologies in the areas of film production, critical pedagogies in political education, performance and movie making, graphic score composition, experimental conduction, electro-acoustic sound design, Critical Improvisation Studies and Organizational Improvisation Studies.
Contemporary Jewish Museum / Current Resident Artist
MAY 2021- PRESENT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Engagement includes community archive of renditions of Leonard Cohen works from the public; electro-acoustic, sound design performance and installation; Insurgent Learning Workshops with staff and youth, September 2021 - February 2022.
Borealis Festival / Current Resident Artist
MARCH 2020 - PRESENT, BERGEN, NORWAY
Engagement includes commissioned, world premiere of “The Moon Is Down,” a gestural conduction performance for percussionists sourced through Insurgent Learning Workshops with members of the Creators of Oi (Norway); and a remote, community archive performance at a public library. March 2021 saw the premiere of Eleven Postures, a performance film of visual score for experimental percussion sourced from the “Indexical Moment/um: Burn the Temples/Break Up the Bells” (Black Amnesia & Indigenous Justice) installation performance from Albuquerque, New Mexico (2018-19).
Pro Arts COMMONS / Current Resident Artist & Fellow
MONTH 2019 - PRESENT, OAKLAND, CA
Engagement includes the creation of Ebonics Native Land Acknowledge community archive, featuring the Creators of Oi (Norway) and the Native Land Acknowledgement community archive via separate recitations of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from the Black Amnesia & Indigenous Justice series. These works are a score created and curated by Candace Hopkins and Raven Chacon.
Prelinger Library/ Current Resident Artist
JUNE 2021- PRESENT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Innovu Records / Guest Curator
MONTH 2020- MONTH 2020, REMOTE
Guest Curator for the Bay Area Pilot Fellowship granting process, with Sarah Cahill, Van-anh Vanessa Vo, Sahba Aminikia, and Alejandro T. Acierto.
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Resident Artist
JANUARY 2019 - FEBRUARY 2020, CAPTIVA ISLAND, FL
Engagement included the production of “Freedom Is A Constant Struggle” performed as an electro-acoustic site-tuning and sound design intervention featuring residents and staff in recitation of an excerpt of Angela Davis’ book, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle.
Toronto Biennial of Art / Performing Artist
OCTOBER 2019, TORONTO, CA
Engagement included percussion performance at 259 Lake Shore Blvd East and Small Arms Inspection Building
Western Front Society / Resident Artist
AUGUST 2019- SEPTEMBER 2019, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Engagement included a four-week, Insurgent Learning Workshop series with AfroVan Connect, curated by John Brennan, independent composer, with support of Western Front curator Pablo Ocampo.
Southern Exposure / Resident Artist
APRIL 6, 2019 - APRIL 28, 2019, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Engagement included a four-week, Insurgent Learning Workshop series featuring violinist Laura Ortman, THE Deaf Dancer Antoine Hunter, guitarist Tracy Hui, saxophonist Nick Obando, Archivist Tanya Hollis, and poet Arnoldo Garcia. The installation was supported by Critical Resistance Oakland, and curated by Jose Navarette and Valerie Imus.
Off Lomas / Resident Artist
MONTH 2018 - MONTH 2019, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Engagement included a “Indexical Moment/um: Burn the Temples/Break Up the Bells,” (Black Amnesia & Indigenous Justice) performance intervention sourced from the resistance technologies of the 1680 Pueblo Indian Revolt and musical performance by In Defense of Memory, featuring violinist Laura Ortman and bassist Carlos Santistevan. Off Lomas is operated and curated by Candace Hopkins and Raven Chacon.
Intercultural Leadership Institute /Fellow
JUNE,2018- JUNE, 2019, SOUTH DAKOTA, HAWAI’I AND SAN ANTONIO, USA
Engagement included Yea II of cultural immersion of 28 fellows gathered by the First Peoples Fund, Pa’i Foundation, NALAC and Alternative Roots; and, sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
New College of California / BA Liberal Arts, emphasis in “Pedagogies of Improvisation”
MONTH 2002 - MONTH 2003 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Eleven Postures 2021, SIGE Records (Seattle).
White People Killed Them, SIGE Records, (Seattle).
Black Spirituals (SIGE Records) “Black Access/Black Axes,” 2017, and “Of Deconstruction,” 2013, (Seattle).
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.