Marco Susino is a multi award-winning, multi-cultural artist and academic. As an artist, his work is characterised and informed by emotional expressions through music and multi-media assemblages of music, movement, and visual expressions. His work engages multi-cultural and multi-ethnic views, memories and experiences of emotions, broadly including embodied narratives, social, and individual experiences.
As a researcher, he investigates what processes are responsible for the communication of emotion in music and embodied expressions, and the effects of culture on such experiences.
His work has been performed across Europe, the Americas and Australasia, and has been commissioned internationally, including at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney, the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. He recorded music for both Universal and Polydor and a TV performance for the Beijing Olympics 2008. In 2019, he was a visiting artist and scholar at the Juilliard School in New York. To date, he received 12 international competitive grants and have been awarded over $160,000 in fundings. He also collaborated on two Australian Research Council (ARC) Projects worth $1.2 million dollars to conduct research on music and emotion.
In 2007, he was awarded an Alumni Industry Success Award, from the Academy of Contemporary Music in England, for his mark in the arts sector. In 2017, he received the Gerry Farrell Award to conduct practice-based research in music and emotion in Havana, Cuba and in 2018, an Exceptional Achievements Grant from the University of New South Wales. In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Endeavour Fellowship, from the Australian Government to work as a visiting artist and research fellow in New York city on his project: The Music that Moves Us. In 2020, he was awarded a Dean's Research Award by UNSW. He is Lecturer in Creative Arts for Flinders University and Visiting Artist for The Juilliard School. He is also a member of the Empirical Musicology Group and Music-Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
He holds a PhD, a Master degree, and a Licentiate in Music .