M. Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at Wellcome Collection London, The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Funkhaus Berlin Germany, The Kitchen, MoMa PS1, New Museum in New York, San Francisco’s African American Art & Culture Complex and The Walter and McBean Galleries, and Human Resources in Los Angeles, , as well as Södra Teatern and WWDIS Fest in Stockholm, and Copenhagen Warehouse9, among others. Lamar continues to study classical and bel canto technique with Ira Siff, and is a recipient of a Jerome Fund Grant for New Music (JFund), a NYFA Fellowship in Music and Sound and grants from, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Harpo Foundation, and Franklin Furnace Fund.
As of September 2021