Bassist, composer, music educator, researcher

Marc Duby began his professional career as electric and acoustic bassist in Cape Town in 1972. Awarded the first masters’ degree in jazz performance (cum laude) in Durban 1987 under the supervision of Prof. Darius Brubeck, he completed his PhD thesis at the University of Pretoria in 2006 on the topic of Soundpainting, the framework for live composition developed by the New York composer/saxophonist Walter Thompson. An NRF-rated researcher and award-winning composer of film music, Duby is active as a performer, composer/arranger, and music educator, and currently serves as Research Professor in Musicology at the University of South Africa.