hello

My name is Marissa, and my pronouns are she/they. I live in Oakland CA and write music about heartbreak, ennui, plants, my cat, friendship, space, place, euphoria. I like words, so I like writing songs. I'm interested in sounds, so I also compose electroacoustic and contemporary chamber music. I have an MFA in Experimental Music & Recording Media from Mills College and a BM in Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago. I've been facilitating a songwriting community / accountability group called Music Every Week for the past year and a half, and it's grown into a flourishing resource for fellow soundmakers.

SONGWRITER

​I write & perform songs as Sucker Crush.
I've toured nationally, have released two EPs and perform frequently in the
CA Bay Area.

composer

mostly semi-improvisational electroacoustic works and experimental music for chamber ensembles.

performer

cello
voice (alto/mezzo)
max/MSP
guitar
electronics

music every week
facilitator

MEW is a music community and accountability group where you have to write and record a new song
every week or you're out!
 
We've made 2,796 songs as of April 2021.