Martin is a music composer and reviewer, available on commission.
London Bone – For Trombone, Piano & Percussion
Lure – For Flute, Piano & Snare-drum
Melody for Mabel – For Clarinet, Guitar & Percussion
Mirror – For Flute, Piano & Snare-drum
Ochiba 1st Movement – For Clarinet & Piano
Ochiba 1st Movement – For Woodwind Trio
Ochiba 2nd Movement – For Woodwind Trio
Silver – Originally for SATB
Whatever – For Harp & Synthesizer
Wish – For Clarinet, Piano & Percussion
Wish – For String Quartet
The Fool – Folk Song
Looking Glass World – Art Song for Soprano, Piano, Trumpet & Percussion
Morning After Night Before – Electronica Song
Remembrance – Jazz Song
Shallow Grave – Blues Song
Thief – Art Song for Soprano & Piano
Waiting – Folk Song
I write across a range of genre (including ‘Contemporary Classical’ for want of better terms) and seek to do something different each time. If music is a playground, its long-established traditions are the spaces in which to explore. I think I desire to break some of the rules. In the same way as painting a picture, there are always new shapes and colours to discover. I retain an interest in working within musical ‘norms’ and hope that my more Avant Garde pieces retain accessibility and pleasure. My output at present is short pieces for small forces. I initially wrote for piano although more recently attempt to extend to other instrumentation. I studied classical organ, violin and recorder. My keyboard training was unusual in that I started on electronic organ, moving on to Jazz organ and then Classical.
Erik Satie is one influence amongst numerous others from the world of music and the physical world around us. Themes can, hopefully, be emotive or, in their small way, programmatic. I have spent a number of years experimenting with a variety of styles from improvisational studio recordings to Folk songs. As a ‘reader’ I cannot ‘play by ear’ but often compose ‘by ear’. This may demonstrate how our relationships with music differ. Reactive arthritis somewhat hampered my performance skills, though I have always been drawn to composition. I write for above my level. Most presentations are electronic recordings. It is entirely about getting ideas out there.
Commission welcome. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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