Marlo Eggplant

Born in Baltimore, MD, USA, Marlo De Lara is a sound performance artist currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Under the Marlo Eggplant alias, De Lara produces textural compositions which develop from microscopic tone landscapes into dense and expansive states of noise and drone. Her works aim to blur the definitions of (un)intentional sound and music. The many noises and tones of De Lara’s live performances are sourced from autoharps, contact mics, vocals and loops, amongst other tools. Her pieces have minimalist origin stories that can be breached through a knowing and often slow-burning approach to improvisation. As curator and organizer of the Ladyz in Noyz (LIN) international compilation series and collective, an ongoing project from 2008 to the present, she continues to promote emerging artists and musicians who are women.

Marlo continues to perform internationally and has toured in Australia, Europe, and the United States. She has played/spoken at the Victoria Noise fest (BC), Norcal Noisefest (US), Denver Noise Fest (US), Titwrench Festival (US), This is Not Art festival (AUS), the extended programme at Colour Out of Space Festival (UK), Threadfest (UK), Catalyst: Festival of Creativity, Electric Spring (UK), Fort Process Festival (UK), Tusk Festival (UK) and various locally curated satellite International Noise Conferences. Current sonic projects have focused on benefit concerts causes to raise money for refugee care and anti-racist/anti-fascist actions as well as tributes to the late Pauline Olivieros.  Ms. De Lara is also available as a speaker and provides workshops in regards to the challenges to DIY, feminism, marginalized populations, and music/music technology/music industry.

Her film ‘International Call and Response: Ladyz in Noyz’ (2016) premiered at the 2016 Tusk Festival film programme . The film’s initial public appearance was in the form of a video installation at Women in Sound /Women on Sound June 2016 event at Goldsmiths University. An earlier interactive electronic version of the project was featured at installation at Titwrench Stockholm (2015).  Her upcoming film project is concerned with the dangers of being an American, raced and racialized, in the dawn of the 2017 USA presidential administration.

Marlo writes occasionally, whether it be music journalism at the ‘no-audience underground’ music blog, Radio Free Midwich or music scholarship at ARRAYLadyz in Noyz Australia (LINA) launched in 2011 and is spearheaded by curator Lara Soulio. In 2015, Lara invited Marlo to join her in the LINA national tour of performances, speaker panels, and workshops across Australia. She is active within the Sonic Cyberfeminisms network.


  • 2011 – 2011 – CDR on Corpus Callosum (USA/UK)
  • 2011 – Untitled – Chefkirk /Marlo Eggplant Split – CDR on Control Valve (USA)
  • 2012 – Making Meal With MarloEggplant – limited edition CDR/download on obsedante! (CZ)
  • 2012 – Crisis As Opportunity- audio cassette/download- on Control Valve
  • 2012 – After The Storm -download on Ilse Music (USA)
  • 2013 – 6.13.13 – audio cassette. tour limited edition of 30 on Corpus Callosum and audio cassette/download re-release on Personal Archives (USA)
  • 2013 – Anti – Melancholia – CDR/download on Heia Sun (FR)
  • 2014 – Museum of Microcassette Art: Marlo Eggplant Live – microcassette/download on Haltapes (USA)
  • 2014 – wow, much defeat such loss – split witth Social Drift, Cracked Dome, Marlo Eggplant, Self-defeating Soundwaves on Social Drift (UK)
  • 2014 – 4 Legs Good Presents: Svartvit, Am Not, Marlo Eggplant & Teknocannibal 25 – 10 – 2013 – download 4 Legs Good (UK)
  • 2015 – Jutted – 3″ CDR/download on Hairdryer Excommunication (UK)
  • 2015 – Ladyz in Noyz 3.5 -Sharkiface, TAHNZZ, Phantom Chips, Marlo Eggplant Split- printed cdr/download on Corpus Callosum
  • 2016 – Printemps UK 2016 – CDR w/download on Corpus Callosum Distro
  • 2016 – Callosity – cassette/digital download on Fractal Meat Cuts