Adam Martin

Adam Martin, visiting professor from Leeds College of Music (UK), will hold two master classes dedicated to Composition and Songwriting.

A Case Study in MUSIC PRODUCTION and COMPOSITION: Nightports
Monday 5th June, 2 pm-4pm - urban street, 49 / a 0.5 CFA

SONG-WRITING: Simplicity, Communication and the Role of the Listener
Monday 5th June, 6 pm-7.30pm - urban street, 49 / a 0.5 CFA

The two master classes will take place during the usual timetable of Gianluca Podio's Composition and Songwriting lessons, but are open to all students of interested academic courses.

Free admission, by reservation (limited places), Adam Martin Master Class.

Nightports is an electronic project, in collaboration with the Leaf Label, conceived around the possibility of composing experimental electronic music, using only sounds taken from specific artists chosen for each single project. The seminar will illustrate the ideological and aesthetic purposes underlying the project and will analyze some techniques of this style of sound design, such as granular synthesis and glitch editing.

SONG-WRITING: Simplicity, Communication and the Role of the Listener
The seminar explores the advantages of simplicity within songwriting, in particular with regards to text and structure. The laboratory examines the different techniques for writing texts, with particular attention to expressive strength and communicative functionality.
Students will be invited to use these techniques in small working groups to create texts that take into account simplicity, communication and the role of the listener.

Adam Martin was

Adam completed his PhD at the University of Hull where he conducted interdisciplinary research using phenomenological and musicological research methods to explore the role of music producers in the twenty-first century.

Alongside his research work and his teaching commitment, Adam is also an active music producer, composer and performer. He is a founding member of the electronic ensemble, "Nightports", with which he has created works for international conferences and festivals.

More recently, the group collaborated with Matthew Bourne to create an album for piano and electronic instruments, which is scheduled for release on the Leaf Label in the coming months. The work will be previewed live in "Hull City of Culture 2017".

Currently, the group is also collaborating with guitarist Stuart McCallum and microtonal guitarist Tolgahan Çoğulu.