Merkaba Macabre is a multimedia project by Steven McInerney, an Australian born artist based in London. His practice ranges from audiovisual and musical performance, installation, experimental film & video works and curatorial projects.  He runs Psyché Tropes, a label dedicated to exploring the synaesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart.

Merkaba Macabre uses elements of electro-acoustic improvisation, modular synthesis, location recordings and film projection to explore themes of temporality and the psychospiritual with the intention of opening up a dialectic between the sacred and the profane.

Recent collaborations have included projects with Howlround, Pascal Savy, Janine A'Bear, Leila Bordreuil and Julia MacDonnell.


Merkaba Macabre - Iridescent (excerpt featuring Leila Bordreuil, Cello, & Julia MacDonell, French horn) is released on Wire Magazine's The  Wire Tapper #46 cd. Listen here. The full version of Iridescent appears on the forthcoming Iterations and Afterimages LP (tropes004). ‍‍

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Merkaba Macabre - Iridescent (extract) on The Wire Tapper #46


Howlround perform a live score to Steven McInerney's 27-minute film A Creak In Time‍‍‍ at Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham on 22.04.2018. The event takes place at at Centrala at 2:‍‍‍30pm followed by a performance by ORE, soundtracking Inertial Frame. Full Details here.



A Creak In Time screening at 34. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg on 6th and 7th June with Q&A by director Steven McInerney. Many thanks to British Film Institute and British Film Council for the Travel Grant.



‍‍‍Merkaba Macabre will perform live at Cafe OTO on Saturday 18th August along side Isnaj Dui and duo Clive Bell and David Ross with Daniel Mackenzie (DJ) for Fort Process Dispersion in anticipation for their festival in September. Organised by Lost Property. ‍‍‍