Marnix Vinkenborg

theatre maker
composer & sound designer
performer

Marnix Vinkenborg (1997) has already produced a series of remarkable productions with his innovative working method. He completed his bachelor in electronic music composition and a master’s degree in music theatre with idiosyncratic visual projects.

In PRESSURE COOKER he radically tested the co-working process of artists by locking them up in a barrack. At Over Het Ij Festival he made PENTHOUSE PITCH, a surrealistic plea against gentrification. With his alter-ego MARTIN MALIBU, he makes music, performances and films about romance in the 21st century, which have been shown at the Netherlands Film Festival, among others. For music and sound design, check out the SOUND DESIGN portfolio.

Marnix takes inspiration from underground pop culture, current events and the emotions of himself and the people who work with him. 

Music & sound

I compose and produce music inspired by counter-culture: minimal, experimental, avant-garde ideas — electronic music recorded with instruments ranging from swirling guitars to calm piano pads.

I am also specialised in applied sound design and performance. I have collaborated with Moooi, Studio Gloed, EYE Amsterdam, Dear T and many other filmmakers, musicians, fashion designers and theatre makers.

Theatre & film

As a director I am specialised in music theatre and music videos. I mainly focus on the relation between sound, movement and film.

My work includes Penthouse Pitch, which played on Over Het IJ Festival in 2020. Pressure Cooker is a visual musical theatre piece with 6 visual artists.

In the cross-over theatre/film/music project Martin Malibu I am active as a performer, writer and composer. 

Acting & performance

I have performed in film, video and theatre pieces. My alter-ego Martin Malibu should give you a good impression of my method acting style of taking on roles.

Other roles I took on in ’20/’21 were Zeeland – Mindset, PAVEL, De Dingen Die We Niet ZienPenthouse Pitch and The Last Song of Eternity.

Simply put: I am fascinated by mixed media art!

Pressure Cooker