CV Marisa Allen b.1977 Australia

Selected Performance ~ Bremen Town Musician

2018 Upper Partialism , Common House, Fortitude Valley Brisbane

2017 Solo- Butter Factory Cooroy – Noosa District High School Year12 Final year Exhibiton,

Mental health Week Exhibiton

Solo- Wandin In Gallery, Eumundi

Solo – A quiet place Pomona St

Guest Poet – Kurilpa Poets, West End Brisbane

Tony Irving Marisa Allen Duo – Boom Vacuum, Junk Bar, Brisbane

2014 TRACEY (drums and Percussion - tour, The Tote, Make it up club, Upper Cannon, Tape Projects,


2013 The Wonderfuls Tour, Melbourne (The Tote, The Gaso,)

2012 Queensland Poetry Festival 2012, Judith Wright Center, Brisbane

New Improvised Music Series, Three Violins ( in collaboration with Josh Watson, Sky McNicol) Brisbane

New Improvised Music Series (in collaboration with Tony Irving), Paddington Substation, Brisbane

2011 ‘A Three Hotel City’ in collaboration with Joel Stern Under The Radar, Metro Arts, Brisbane Festival QLD

Queensland Poetry festival 2011, Judith wright Center, Brisbane

2010 Tokyo International Music market, virtually represented through delegates of AUSTRADE, Tokyo Japan

City and The City 4, Under the William Jolly Bridge, Southbank, Brisbane

City and The City 3, Under the William Jolly Bridge, Southbank, Brisbane

Disembraining Machine 14, Tidy Space , Alchemix Studios, Woolloongabba, Australia

Sunday Acoustics, Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane Australia

The Step Inn, The Valley, Brisbane

Air For the Birds, w/ Brotherhood of the Wordless and Ghostboy, QLD State Library, Brisbane

Sedition Barber shop, Difficult Music Festival, the Now Now, Darlinghurst , Sydney

2009 Queensland Poetry festival, Bremen Town Musician, Judith Wright Center, The Valley, Brisbane

The Queensland Writers Fringe Festival, The Fox Hotel, Brisbane

The Zoo, The Valley, Brisbane

Rics Bar, The Valley, Brisbane

2008 Album launch The Troubadour, Brisbane

2008 Violinist/Composer “The Red Dancing Shoes” Puppet Palace - The Garden, Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA

2007 9 date tour of United States (Seattle – New York) as guest to American/Icelandic band The Foghorns

Collaborative performance with Seszu ensemble Queensland Poetry Festival, Judith Wright Centre for

Performing Arts, Brisbane

Bremen Town Musician and Ghostboy (Performance Poet) The Village Festival, Yeppoon

2006 Bremen Town Musician and the Sunshine Boys concert at Smekkleysa Bad Taste Records, Reykjavik


Foghorns CD launch Sirkus Bar, Reykjavik Iceland

Bremen Town Musician, Spuni (improvisation collective) concert, Nordic House, University of Iceland

Bremen Town Musician, Spuni at City Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland

Bremen Town Musician, QLD Poetry Festival/Outsiders, solo performance, Alfresco Cafe, Doonan

2005 Graupan concert, opening of architectural exhibition at Reykjavik City Hall

Bremen Town Musician (solo) Babalu Kaffihus, Hjolmalind Kaffihus Reykjavik

Regular performer at Outsiders Inc (spoken word, performance poetry nexus) Doonan, Australia

1996 Submits a series of drawings to electro artist Barry Schwarz. Works on Electronsoinc Interference w/ Bastiaan Maris and Barry Schwarz Brisbane Powerhouse 2001

1997– cont Street Musician - Australia, England, Iceland


2015 Waterwheel- Video, curated by Leah Barclay

2012 EXIST Zierle&Carter opening performance installation POP Gallery, Wooloongabba, Brisbane

Video Ezy, curated by Sarah Byrne, Leo Castelli Gallery , Paddington Brisbane QLD

In the light of Small Things, curated by Ross Barber, Installation in glass cases at Brisbane Square Library,


2011 Art From the Margins, Brisbane festival, Brisbane Instiute of Art

2010 Air for the Birds, selected drawings to accompany spoken word by Brotherhood of the Wordless, QLD State

Library, Brisbane

2009 Art From the Margins, Brisbane festival, Wesley House/ Uniting Church hall, Brisbane, Queensland

View Finder group photographic exhibition, nine lives gallery, Brisbane

2008 Access Arts – Crossing Divides Exhibition , Metro Arts, Brisbane Queensland

2007 Books ’07, group exhibition ‘The search for the impossible’, artists books, Noosa Regional


2006 Books ’06 group exhibition ‘10+Beyond’, artists books Noosa Regional Gallery

2005 Book ‘05,group exhibition artist books installation, ‘it’s so hard to read these days, things just

rush by so fast these days’,Noosa Regional Gallery


2014 4ZZZ No 3 album for 2 weeks ‘Echo Dust Is All That’s Left” of Us” – Bremen Town Musician

2012 4ZZZ Top 100 nomination Peaceful Music I, Brisbane Australia

2010 Queensland Music Awards ,Q song 2010 song writing awards finalist dance/electronica category,



2013 Inclusion in Wise Enough limited edition Zine, Brisbane

2012 Queensland Poetry Festival 2012 Anthology, Australia

2011 Queensland Poetry Festival 2011 Anthology, Australia

Cottonmouth, Poetry and Art anthology, May Issue, Perth

Speedpoets poetry zine, May and November Issue, Brisbane

2010 Speedpoets Zine June ’10 and July ’10, Brisbane

2009 Going Down Swinging 29, Melbourne

2008 Cottonmouth zine, Perth

2006 Silent Arrows CD review by Sindri Eldon in The Reykjavik Grapevine, Reykjavik Iceland

2006 –05 Vol.4, Vol. 8 anthology Sunshine Coast based Outsiders monthly zine

2004 –1996 Inclusion in Tsunami street press poetry section


2012 Field Recording Masterclass with Liz Harris (Grouper) and Lawrence English, Brisbane, Queensland

2011 Masterclasses with Alan Lamb, Dave Burraston and Sarah last, WiredLab, Cootamundra, New South Wales


2017 Audiowings – field recording compilation issued from Australian Wildlife sound recording group

Tony irving and Marisa Allen duo – “Substation” free noise jazz improv album release

2015 Audiowings – field recording compilation issued from Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group

2014 Bremen Town Musician ‘Echo Dust Is All That’s Left of Us’ album with 12 videos

Floodlight poetry Book (Walleah Press)

2013 New Weird Australia ‘Sixes and Twelves’ compilation inclusion

Jez Riley French ‘A quiet position’ engraved glass compilation inclusion for ‘Souvenir’ recorded at Wiredlab

Cootamundra NSW

2011 Peaceful Music I – VIII – 8 track album independently recorded, and produced by Marisa Allen

‘Sitting in the Dunes’ Inclusion in Stephen Vitiellio sound recording compilation, Kaldor Public Arts, Sydney

2008 Releases second independent album “No One is Holding A Gun To Your Head (Songs to run To)’

2007 Fire in the Head (selected works 1995 –2006) Poetry chapbook

2006 – (cont)Musique Sans Frontiers – site specific improvised responses on violin (Iceland, Denmark)

2005 ‘Silent Arrows’ solo CD recorded and produced by Bremen Town Musician

Self Published handmade limited edition art book (20) ‘6 degrees of Separation’ featuring 12 images/short


1996 After researching the work of Nicola Tesla and Marconi, design’s series of installation instruments and

sends these drawings to LA based electro installation artist Barry Schwarz. This correspondence is realized

in 2001 when Barry is invited to install/perform his series of works/performance at the Brisbane Powerhouse

Formal Education

2016 - cont Bachelor of Art Fine Art and Visual Culture, Curtin University (distance education)

2014 - cont Graduate Diploma Information and Library Studies, Curtin University (distance education)

2004 Bachelor Communications Griffith University

1997 Sound Engineering 2XX Radio, Canberra

1995 Foundation year Bachelor Creative Arts, Griffith University

1983 - 2004 Violin classes

Short Courses and Professional Development

2017 Art For Wellness, Lisa Davis, Wallace House Noosa Heads

2012 Voice Classes with Stephanie Taylor, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane

Violin classes with Natalie Low, Browning Street Studios, Brisbane

2010 Qmusic – Women In Music seminar

2006 Level One Icelandic Language, Reykjavik

2005 Voice Lessons Sue Bond


2018 – Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled

2012 Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2007 Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Noosa Heads


Buddhist Mahakala Protection Mantra