Marduk Salam, Motezuma
Itinerant musician, multidisciplinary artist, Marduk inhabits the space of intersection between early music, dance, theatre and Latino and Afro-American traditional music. Seduced by music of the 17th and 18th centuries, he completed the Maîtrise programme at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
His life spans the Atlantic, from Mexico to France where he performs regularly with ensembles such as La Partenope, Le Concert Sipirituel, Le Concert d’Astrée, L’Ensemble Elyma, Vox Cantoris, A Nocte Tempori; he’s a frequent guest of Les Arts Florissants. Singer of Camerata Melancolía, the first viola da gamba consort in Mexico, specialized in 17th century music.
In 2013 he created, with harpsichordist Santiago Álvarez, Un Ensamble de Raíz, a Mexican ensemble with a simple, personal, yet nonetheless historically informed point of view in the performance of early baroque European music.
In 2017 the project Marduk & las Flores Silvestres was born. This Latino-Queer band seeks to empower the LGBT communities through traditional music, soul, jazz and pop from the Americas.
All these pursuits have taken him to countries such as Guatemala, Colombia, France, Spain, Croatia, Hungary, Norway, the U.K., Lebanon, Sweden, Palestine, Austria, China, Ecuador, Japan, Korea, the United States.
He teaches singing and early music in Mexico and Guatemala. He is the voice instructor for the Academia de Música Antigua of the UNAM.
He has also been an actor in productions of “Museo Deseo Escena”, a Mexico City based independent contemporary theatre company, directed by Lydia Margules.
(Photo Credit: Raphaël Lucas)