Nick Martin
Nick Martin

is a composer living in Copenhagen. He holds a Bachelor in Composition from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where his teacher was Simon Bainbridge, and a Masters degree in Composition from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where his teachers were Bent Sørensen and Hans Abrahamsen.

In 2018, he formed the Nick Martin Ensemble, and together they released their debut record, Separation, in June 2018.

Growth Rings world premiere in September

The Guardian journalist Paul Morley described his music as ‘deliciously sparse and exquisitely controlled, and as much as I can hear the scattered traces of Ligeti motion and Bainbridge meticulousness, it’s also something that I can image being played on my dream radio show alongside The Field, Xenakis, Thee Silver Mt Zion, Jon Hopkins, Morton Feldman, Murcof and Matmos. It’s contemporary music that can be of interest as much to Sigur Ros and Can fans as to lovers of Birtwistle and Cage.’

He has written music for orchestras, ensembles and soloists, including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Danish Radio Vocal Ensemble, Copenhagen Phil, Daniel Pioro, The Willow Consort, Esprit Orchestra, Bjarke Mogensen, Copenhagen Cello Quartet, Copenhagen Girls Choir, Mercury Quartet and Esbjerg Ensemble.

Nick Martin is a member of the Danish Composers Society, The Woodland Trust and the RSPB.

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