About Martin

Martin is a music composer and reviewer, available on commission.

Contact: martin@martinslidel.art

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For Elon  


Memory Street


Time of Tide  


Wakefulness of Dreams

You, Them, Us  

You, Them, Us – Remaster

Carillon 1 

Carillon 2 

Carillon 3

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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

Uteki – For Clarinet, Piano & Percussion

Whatever – For Harp & Synthesizer

Wish – For Clarinet, Piano & Percussion

Wish – For String Quartet

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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

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ASD ABC – Instrumental – All Kids ABC project 

ASD ABC – Vocal – All Kids ABC project 

Leaf – Picture Book proposal

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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: martin@martinslidel.art

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