Marcus Gilmore

2022-23 CoLABoratory Fellow

Marcus Gilmore is a multi Grammy Award winning drummer/composer. While Marcus can be found performing and recording with a diverse array of the finest musicians in the world such as Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, Savion Glover & Pat Metheny, he has also demonstrated his multifaceted musical talents and personality through long term solo projects with his own groups Actions Speak and Silouhwav. In 2020, he performed his first orchestral composition titled “Pulse” with members of the Cape Town Philharmonic as part of the 2018 – 2019 Annual Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

The Work

Pulse is Gilmore’s first large-scale composition. Written for drums, chamber ensemble and spoken word, it is inspired by the African-American history of resilience, as well as the necessity for healing and awakening post trauma.

Recent Work