Marcus Brown Paints literally with sound in his art studio. Marcus Brown’s crazy paintbrush and canvas inventions are actually musical devices that he uses to create music as well as a work of art. PAINT his sound painting band explores the sonic world of creating sound with paint brushes and canvases along with traditional instruments.
PAINT: A unique style in New Orleans art, PAINT is a performance art group that meshes visual art and music in one technological process called Electro-Sonic Painting. Electro-Sonic Painting is the brainchild of Marcus Brown, a homegrown artist and graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. After Hurricane Katrina, Brown evacuated to Portland, Oregon. During his two years there, worked on a master's degree, while inventing a process that makes playing music and creating visual art at the same time possible - all with electronically-charged brushes and canvases Brown fabricates and wires himself. Brown's latest tool, a year in the making, looks much like a Star Wars light saber and plays like a guitar. Collaborator Nathan Weidenhaft, programmer and guitarist, plays his own creative space-age instruments. Weidenhaft plays his guitar like an air harp or Theremin, using his hand to bend notes and create different sounds.