Marshall Heiser Ph.D. is a multidisciplinary arts scholar specialising in creative practice in popular music and record production creative practice. He has a background in classical music and was also active in the Brisbane and Melbourne independent popular music scenes as a performer, songwriter and record label operator, receiving kudos from Rolling Stone Magazine and JJJ’s Richard Kingsmill.

Marshall has taught music production at the Qld Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University and in the private HE sector. His scholarly publications are widely cited, and he has presented papers both nationally and internationally regarding such diverse topics as music and sound in cinema, the interrelatedness of humour, play and creativity theory, self-directed learning, and the phenomenology of record production.

Most recently, Marshall has expanded his skillset to include music-technology development and manufacture, ranging from the old (tube amplification) to the new (open-source music software applications and hardware user interfaces). Marshall’s current research project is aimed at empowering young artists by exploring the topics of power and play.