Marcus Whale is a Sydney composer, musician and artist. In addition to his musical output as Collarbones, Black Vanilla and Scissor Lock, his broader practice spans live performance, sound installation and recordings, scored musical works, video and composition for screen, theatre and dance. He has curated shows for Firstdraft and Serial Space, with sound and video works also exhibited by Underbelly Arts, Art Proper and Penguin Plays Rough. Frequent collaborators include Austin Buckett, Tom Smith, Michael Salerno, Ivan Cheng, Jess Olivieri, Pip Smith and Caterina Mocciola.

He performs music solo as Scissor Lock, as part of pop groups Collarbones and Black Vanilla and with improvising groups Pollen Trio and The Splinter Orchestra, while recording for labels Two Bright Lakes, New Weird Australia, The Finer Things, Room40, Feral Media, HellosQuare and 3BS. As a producer, he has worked with Moon Holiday and Guerre. His compositions have been performed by The Song Company, Synergy Percussion, Ensemble Offspring, Chronology Arts and his own Volta Collective.

Under these guises, he has performed or presented work at Sydney Festival (2012-2013), Vivid Sydney (2013-2014), Brisbane Festival (2012), Underbelly Arts Festival (2013), the Now Now Festival (2011, 2013, 2014), Time Machine: Festival of Time-Based Art (2012), Sydney Fringe Festival (2012), Sound Summit (2010-2011) and Electrofringe (2010, 2013).