13 - 16 April 2017
Sound Little Island
Together with Julian Weaver I created a sound translocation from Brighton to La Rochelle in France as part of the ZERO1
This sound translocation transmits live soundscapes from two locations in England (a pub in Brighton and a viaduct) to the ancient harbour tower Tour de la Lanterne
in La Rochelle. These live soundscapes are enhanced by a number of pre-recorded sounds in order to create a hyperreal soundscape of England as sonic presence in La Rochelle.
After the referendum we are reminded of the UK’s so-called ‘splendid isolation’ policy of the late nineteenth century. Sound Little Island is an attempt to subvert these isolationist tendencies: by transmitting the everyday (the infra-ordinary) punctuated by French lives abroad, we aim to create awareness and highlight the connections between people here and there.
22 July 2016
I gave a presentation at the XI. Symposium
for film music research in Freiburg, organised by the Kieler Gesellschaft für Filmmusikforschung. The title was: "European Film Sound? The musical and sonic representation of landscape and climate in „Nordic-Noir“ crime series, in particular in the Icelandic Trapped
(2015) as an expression of a specific north-european sensitivity."
29 Jan 2016
Together with Tom Bench I organised a live performance event in the Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton with unusual improvised melodic sound objects. The line-up consisted of: The Bohman Brothers
(London), NIL (Brighton), Henry Collins + Robin Foster (Bristol) and Dylan Thomas (Brighton). It was a great evening and the audience loved it.
4 Jan 2016
The web resource for European film composers and sound designers European Film Sound EFS
is online now
17 July 2015
Working on a European Network for Filmsoundtrack Creators. Gave a presentation at the X.Symposium zur Filmmusikforschung
15 June 2015
Interviewed film composer Dario Marianelli in London, and on 16 June sound designer Glenn Freemantle at Pinewood Studios
My article "Peter Strickland’s Film Soundtracks. A World of Dreams, Nostalgia and Fear" has been published (in English) in the Polish magazine Glissando
, Vol. 26 soundscape
, p 160-167.
You can also access the text on
7 Feb 2015
I gave a talk about placed sound in the Roman Bath (Billingsgate, London) during the annual symposium of the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories CRMNH
at University of Brighton.
4 Sept 2014
Started planning a European Filmsoundtrack Creators Network (EFS) together with Prof. Wolfgang Thiel, Potsdam.
was added to the conference pack at the Trevor Jones Film conference
on 4 Sept 2014 in Leeds.
27 June 2014
I presented the paper "Echoes of the Past" at the 2nd international Sound Studies conference
at the University of Copenhagen, organised by the European Sound Studies Association ESSA
25 Mar 2014
I gave a talk in the School of Music and Fine Art
at the University of Kent about audio-visual composing.
22 Nov 2013
I gave a talk at the symposium SINGING PLACES organised by
Richard Elliott and Sally Jane Norman at Sussex University.
My project "Echoes of the Past" will be a multi-channel live transmission via the internet from England to France to revive an ancient abbey through sound.
Here is a summery of the event on Ben Mawson's blog Benjamin Mawson
15 Sep 2013
Martin, J. (2013) "Landscape, soundscape, taskscape in the films The Hurt Locker (2008), Katalin Varga (2009)". in: The New Soundtrack 3.2 (2013): 123–136,
Edinburgh University Press
10 July 2013
I wrote 3 articles analysing the film music of the films: Berlin Ecke Schönhauser (1957), Du und Mancher Kamerad (1956), Bye Bye Wheelus (1971) published in the book:
Klang der Zeiten. Musik im DEFA-Spielfilm – Eine Annäherung
(edited Klaus-Dieter Felsmann),
Bertz + Fischer Verlag
, Berlin, November 2013
Funded by the DEFA foundation
4 July 2013
I gave a presentation (Leitmotivisches Sound Design in The Hurt Locker (2008) und Katalin Varga (2009)) at the film music conference, University of Heidelberg:
VIII. Symposion zur Filmmusikforschung
vom 4.–6. Juli 2013 an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
veranstaltet vom Musikwissenschaftlichen Seminar der Universität Heidelberg
und der Kieler Gesellschaft für Filmmusikforschung
3-5 June 2013
University of the Arts, Berlin
I have given a three day workshop on film sound/music for video art students of Prof. Maria Vedder in the media department
5 May 2013
I have created the sound design and also mixed the sound for the documentary film
by Judy Price.
The film had its premiere at the
Palestine Film Festival
at London's Barbican Centre on 5 May.
20 Feb 2013
I have uploaded a shorter version of my documentary Peter Vogel: The Sound of Shadows
1 Oct 2012
Filmgeräusch: Wahrnehmungsfelder eines Mediums
Frieder Butzmann / Jean Martin
, Hofheim 2012
Our book has been published in Germany.
see also the book website
22 June 2012
I gave a presentation "Soundscape composition in the films The Hurt Locker (2008) and Katalin Varga (2010) at the Film & Media Conference London 2012
1 Feb 2012
I have created a website about the Vogel exhibition
Peter Vogel Exhibition 2011
22 Oct 2011
PETER VOGEL: THE SOUND OF SHADOWS
The 42 minute documentary film by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson has been published by the label WERGO.
For more information click here:
DVD Press release
you can find a short trailer.
You can buy the Vogel DVD through paypal here:
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Peter Vogel Exhibition
curated by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson
University of Brighton, Grand Parade 17 Oct - 7 Nov 2011
click here for:
and the website Peter Vogel Exhibition
I have written a book chapter on sound in documentary film:
Martin, Jean. 'Being There. The Creative Use of Sound in Documentary Films' in: Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice.
(Wilma de Jong, editor), Pearson Longman, London, 2011.
Chapter 21 pp. 287-304
You can buy this book on
19 Feb 2011
I took part in the BBC Radio 3 programme Hear and Now about various German composers: Wolfgang Rihm, Benjamin Schweitzer, Torsten Rasch and Barbara Heller. It was broadcast on Saturday, at 22:30 on BBC Radio 3
The Sound of Shadows - Peter Vogel
1 Dec 2010
I (together with Conall Gleeson) finished a 42 min. documentary film about German sound artist
Peter Vogel. Felix Nelson did a great job editing the film.
Sound Wall performed by Peter Vogel 2009 from Jean Martin on Vimeo.
Music Box performed on 22 Oct 2010
My new piece Music Box
for 5 mechanical music boxes, viola and electronics has been performed at Kings Place, London, with Conall Gleeson, Ensemble Scratch the Surface and myself.
Film Music Conference in New York
Music and the Moving Image
, New York University Steinhard
, 21-23 May 2010. I presented my paper Being there. The Creative use of Sound in Documentary Films.
2 May 2009
I took part in the BBC Radio 3 programme Hear and Now about the German composer Detlev Glanert.
My piece Viola Pulse was performed on an Irish Tour with the Ensemble Scratch the Surface
12th Nov in Waterville, Co. Kerry
14th Nov in Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre
16th Nov in Dublin, Hugh Lane Gallery
see a review in
The Irish Times
or as pdf
Viola Pulse review The Irish Times 19 Nov 2008
soundbasis.eu website has been launched
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