Phillip Neil Martin

Phillip Neil Martin

Phillip Neil Martin is an internationally award-winning composer, creative director and producer. His 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.

"Voices of the Asylum for voices, human beatbox, fashion, electronics, dancers and space was beautifully impressive, a beguiling combination of energy and purity.... moments of aesthetic interest, consummately skilful writing and intelligent mastery of electronics melted together in his hands to form a soundscape of cryptic beauty ” - classical source

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. Phillip 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 attended the one-month Composition & Computer Music Program at IRCAM (Paris), the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme “Contemporary Composition Course”, the “New Music New Media Course,” an SPNM multimedia residency with “Theatre Cryptic”, Glasgow and the Genesis Opera Foundation Workshop, ROH2, The Royal Opera House. Phillip gained his Master of Science degree in Media and Arts Technology with an EPSRC scholarship from Queen Mary, University of London in 2010. Phillip has won numerous awards and fellowships including the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Award, Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal, prizes at the Toru Takemitsu and Lutoslawski Award, the Uchida Fellowship Japan Foundation (researching the Westernisation of traditional music post WW2), Constant & Kit Lambert Fellow at the Royal College of Music and the flagship creative post “Music Creator in Residence” at the London College of Fashion supported by the PRS Foundation becoming Associate Lecturer and internal advisor to the University of the Arts London. He has received support from the likes of the Holst Foundation, the Solti Foundation, the Leverhulme Foundation, Arts Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the Newby Trust, the Lawrence Atwell's Charity, the Skinners' Company, Countess of Munster Trust, Bliss Trust and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust. 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 Neil Martin’s Black & White for 4 taiko drummers, electronics, fashion and architecture [was] delicious… What transpires is indeed spectacular… immersing you in serene and powerful hybrid, the cultural synapse between east and west, and the possibilities of the symbiosis between sound and sight... a unique and unforgettable evening ” - Musical Pointers

“Phillip Neil Martin’s Shifting Mirrors turns a chamber ensemble into something rich and sometimes rapturous ” - The Times

Multi-genre and music projects include “Voices of the Asylum” for voices, human beatbox, electronics, fashion, dancers and space at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; “Ghost” for electronics, projections and woodland across Bentwaters Airbase at midnight, closing the “Faster than Sound” Festival, commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival; “Old Night” for bassoon and piano commissioned by the Nash

Ensemble; “More Light” for the National Theatre, London, Connections Festival; “Standing Water”, commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra's “Music of Today” series at the Southbank, London; “Black & White” for 4 Taiko drummers, electronics, fashion and architecture commissioned by the City of London Festival; “Clocked” for two pianos, Wigmore Hall, London; “Stilled…” for piano quartet commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble; “In the Parallel” for DJ, electronics, fashion, interactive

searchlights and space, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; “Blaze of Noon” for soprano and piano commissioned for the NMC 20 year anniversary CD; “Was it light” for choir commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Musicians; “Nocturne” for piano commissioned by the Almeida Theatre; and “Terror of Love” chamber opera, commissioned by Cryptic with support from the Scottish Arts Council.

“Martin's engaging composition Old Night [for bassoon and piano] is a wonderful piece… a real rollercoaster of a journey... a delight ” - Edinburgh Guide

“(Nights Bright Days for Orchestra) Phillip Neil Martin’s romanticism… was astoundingly beautiful ”

“ …striking and expressively charged ” - The Ongaku-no Tomo, The Guardian

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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