Toby Marks is a Mercury Award-nominated recording artist, performer, producer and record label owner, best known for his eclectic global dance and chill-out music. Emerging from 1980’s acid house, he has gone on to record and perform worldwide as Banco de Gaia, fusing house, dub, prog rock, jazz and world music elements.
More recently has developed a growing interest in electroacoustic composition and other areas of ambient electronic music. He is particularly interested in immersive sonic environments and the meeting point of deliberate and random composition.
He is currently focussing on ambient works drawing on soundscape recordings from man and nature blended with simple but beautiful musical motifs. In performance he incorporates video imagery, generated live where possible, to create a truly engrossing and uplifting experience.