Born 1968 in Cologne, Marcus Schmickler is a composer, improviser, and producer whose work includes electronic compositions, live computer music, sound installations, instrumental composition and improvisation. Most of his works are created for multi-channel sound projection. Recurring interests include synthetic sound, algorithmic systems, spatial texture and sonification. He also writes on topics related to these subjects.
Marcus Schmickler is also known for his influential post-rock project Pluramon (Mille Plateaux
/ Karaoke Kalk, 1996-2007).