Simon Martin

Born in 1981 in Rouyn-Noranda (Québec), Simon Martin is a composer and producer of contemporary concert music. As the founding director of Projections libérantes (2011), he has completed four productions to this day. Musique d’art pour trompette, cor, trombone, euphonium et électronique, an international coproduction between Projections libérantes and l’Ensemble Musikfabrik, will be premiered in 2021.

Following in the footsteps of American composers Harry Partch, La Monte Young and James Tenney, Martin’s music increasingly focuses on just intonation. The narrative of his work/concert is chiselled directly from the subject matter, leading to a quest for the perfection of harmony which simultaneously becomes a wellspring of beauty and drama.

In 2016, Martin was presented with $10,000 by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as the winner of the 2014-2015 Opus Prize — Composer of the year. His articles have been published by many magazines and newspapers (notably, Le Devoir, Spirale, Argument).

He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University, supported by a $90,000 grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Société et culture (FRQSC).

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Simon Martin

Rouyn-Noranda (Québec), 1981

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer

On the web

On disc

Works

Past concerts

6 Nove 2022
18h00
DavidMartinO’Callaghan
In person
Dresden (Sachsen, Germany)
26 Augu 2022
19h30
Corbeil-PerronMartin
In person
New York City (New York, USA)
28 Marc 2021
10 Apri 2021
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
Online event
27 Marc 2021
14h30
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
Online event Live
Montréal (Québec)
27 Marc 2021
14h30
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
No audience
Montréal (Québec)
1 Dece 2020
18h30
Postponed: Saturday, March 27, 2021
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
In person
Montréal (Québec)
29 Nove 2020
14h30
Postponed: Saturday, March 27, 2021
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
In person
Montréal (Québec)
8 Nove 2020
19h00
Cancelled
DavidMartinO’Callaghan
In person Residency
Dresden (Sachsen, Germany)
4 June 2018
20h30
Série QB
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
21 Janu 2018
13h00 – 17h00
AperghisBouchardBoudreauCageCompagneDeromeEvangelistaGougeonHétuJulien-RobertLaporteMartinMorinNormandeauOesterleSarkissianToninatoVivierXenakis
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
27 Octo 2017
13h00
DillonKristinssonMartin
In person
Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)
25 Marc 2017
20h00
Martin
In person
Quebec City (Québec)
22 Janu 2017
13h00 – 18h00
BraultCompagneDauphinaisDessyDevauxDompierreDufortGoldmannJulien-RobertLaporteMartinMartinMazzoliMuckleNormandOesterlePichéSaariahoTakemitsu
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
23 Octo 2016
20h00
Martin
In person
Dresden (Sachsen, Germany)
20 May 2016
20h00
Martin
In person
Jonquière (Québec)
9 Dece 2015
20h00
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
30 July 2015
20h00
Martin
In person Sorry, sold out
Joliette (Québec)
17 June 2015
13h00
BrendersLucierMartin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
5 Marc 2015
19h00
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
10 Febr 2015
20h00
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
25 Janu 2015
13h30 – 18h30
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In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
2 Marc 2014
14h00
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
11 Dece 2013
20h00
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
8 Dece 2013
15h00
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
20 Nove 2013
11h00
Martin
In person Free admission Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
27 Apri 2013
17h00
Série QB
ClancyGrovenMartinPriestley
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)
25 May 2012
18h30
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
29 Marc 2012
19h30
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
19 Janu 2012
20h00
AitkenBoudreauCharkeMartinMorel
In person
Montréal (Québec)
21 Nove 2011
16h10
CormierJamiesonMartinMillerPalacio-Quintin
In person Free admission
Huddersfield (England, UK)
21 Apri 2011
20h00
Série QB
BergerBrandesBrassetBrookClarkCodnerCormierEddingtonGirouardHöstmanJamiesonJericLeBelLecroulantLitkeMartinMillerMillerMortonNorrisNovotnyPalacio-QuintinPriestPrimardReicheRoarkRoySablichSchünemannYoung
In person
Montréal (Québec)
12 May 2010
20h00
GoldsteinJamiesonMartinTenneyTremblay
In person
Oldenburg (Niedersachsen, Germany)
28 Apri 2007
20h00
Série QB
BrassetLimaMartinNorrisReicheRoark
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)