11 Jan 2022

Justin Marshall


Justin loves discovering new sounds and all the infinite ways of playing and making things with them. He builds instruments, records things and makes music. He started out playing pots and pans in the kitchen and hasn’t really stopped – his school reports were invariably dotted with comments like, ‘lovely student but at times noisy.’

Eventually, by some stroke of luck, Justin found his way to the Victorian College of the Arts in 1998 to study as a percussionist. Following this, he has enjoyed working as a sound designer, sound engineer, musician, performer, composer, and teacher.

Since 2005 he has been involved in the development and performance of many Polyglot shows including Tangle and Manguri Wiltja. Other recent work for children includes Sound Capsule with Aviva Endean (2021) and Wayfinders with Jess Wilson (2021). Justin also performs in many bands including Emma Donovan and The Putbacks.

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.