As Associate Programmer with Barbican Contemporary Music, Marie travelled to meet with artistic directors and programmers in New York, Paris, Lyon and Melbourne to learn about their work, and completed a three month programming secondment with Sydney Festival.
Barbican projects included Moondog at Midnight (with Eat Your Own Ears), The Long Count (with The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner) and The History of the UK Jazz Dance at Cargo. Sydney Festival projects included project managing Barbican commission Hal Wilner’s Rogue’s Gallery on the steps of Sydney Opera House, featuring Tim Robbins, Peaches, Todd Rundgren, Pere Ubu’s David Thomas and Marianne Faithfull.
Marie has been engaged as a consultant for her knowledge in the sector, including researching and co-authoring a report for Create exploring how creativity in east London can inform the legacy and design of the Queen Elizabeth Park post the 2012 Olympics. She also devised and delivered a course for young people in curating live work as part of the National Trust’s Trust New Art initiative in 2012.
Frieze Projects – Produced live music programme featuring Hercules and Love Affair, Telepathe, Hype Williams, Baby Dee and James Blackshaw
The Spitz – Live Music Programmer of the former east London venue, which promoted cross-genre, experimental music. Artists programmed included Low, Kimya Dawson, Cowboys Junkies, Jim White, Bohren und der Club of Gore.
The Roundhouse – Lead Peer Reviewer for The Last Word festival and CircusFest. Associate Programmer of Turning Point Festival
Marie began her career with Mean Fiddler Music Group organising logistics for touring artists such as British Sea Power, the Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.