We are delighted to announce that the internationally renowned award-winning composer Phillip Neil Martin has joined Composer Edition. Initial catalogue consists of a total 21 works ranging from vocal, chamber, orchestral, for small ensemble or solo instruments.
Phillip Neil Martin’s work crosses the divide from experimental concert music, electronics and installations to fashion, film and new technology, concept and artistic direction, collaborating with fashion designers, filmmakers, architects, artists and dancers; such as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Arditti String Quartet, Chanel and many more.
Phillip studied for his Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music with Julian Anderson, graduating with First Class Honours in 2002, returning to read his Master of Music graduating with Distinction in 2004. He also studied harmony and counterpoint with Hugh Wood and attended masterclasses and workshops with the likes of George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen, Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Colin Matthews, and Toshio Hosokawa. Phillip held a bespoke Creative Producer Fellowship with Contemporary Music Network and the Arts Council England (2007-2009), and was selected for New Music Plus Producer’s scheme, developing work with the Roundhouse (2009-2010), entored by Wayne McGregor and Rebecca Marshall (Random Dance Company) supported by The Hub, The PRS Foundation, Cultural Leadership Programme, Sound and Music and the Greater London Authority. “An Outburst of Time” for string quartet was selected as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s “Encore” programme in 2011 and was performed by the Arditti String Quartet in May 2012, broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Phillip’s work has been exhibited, implemented and performed extensively across Europe, America and Asia recently by organisations such as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Nash Ensemble, Schubert Ensemble, Ensemble 10/10, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Singers, Arditti String Quartet, Zephyr String Quartet, Elysian String Quartet, Cryptic, Paragon Ensemble, Chroma and many more; festival performances include the ISCM World Music Days, Gaudeamus Music Week, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Spitalfields and City of London Festivals, Royal Academy of Arts, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Music of Today Series, Suntory Music Foundation’s Summer Festival; recently at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Tokyo Opera City, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Roundhouse, National Gallery, Kings Place, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Tron Theatre, St Giles Cripplegate, Tokyo Opera City Hall and Suntory Hall, amongst many others; with broadcasts by BBC Television, BBC Radio 3, Dutch Radio, Belgium Radio and NHK Japan.
Phillip has spent the recent years in meditative and spiritual practices and hasn’t undertaken any new creative projects since 2011.
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