Marcus Leitner

Straddling the world of Western Art Music and Electronic Music, Berkeley-based composer Marcus Leitner has a rich history combining acoustic and electronic instruments to create highly textural and evolving soundscapes. Combined with his work as a media composer, Marcus works dark sound design, deep low drones, and processed sound into music that evokes a dystopian landscape. These sound worlds not only envelop the listener but also guide them on a journey through sound and space.

A recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz’s music program, Marcus Leitner has worked on several short films for directors around the Bay Area, as well as participated in NYU’s summer screen scoring workshop, and planning on attending a master’s program in composition in the fall. A long-time electronic music producer, he is an expert user of Ableton, Logic Pro X, VCV Rack, as well as numerous hardware instruments.