Dr Adam Martin

Curriculum Manager: Popular & Songwriting

Adam Martin

Biography

Job title: Curriculum Manager: Popular & Songwriting

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Popular), BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting), MA Music

Specialisms: Songwriting, Cultural Studies, Music Production, Electronic music 

Dr Adam Martin is a Principal Lecturer in Contextual Studies, working predominantly on the BA Popular Music and BA Songwriting programmes as well as undertaking some postgraduate provision. His specialisms include cultural studies, songwriting, electronic music and critical musicology.

Adam’s doctoral studies involved of interdisciplinary research employing phenomenological and musicological research methods to explore the role of music producers in the twenty-first century. His doctoral research has been presented at national and international conferences alongside studies exploring the nature of the music studio and collaborative creativity.

Adam is also an active music producer, mix engineer, composer and performer for a range of projects. He is a founding member of the electronic ensemble ‘Nightports’ who fuse aspects of electronic music, jazz and experimental music through their collaborations with featured artists. In 2017, Nightports was signed to the Leaf Label and released and toured their second album with renowned pianist Matthew Bourne which included only the manipulated sounds of pianos. Since this release, Nightports has collaborated with microtonal guitarist Tolhagan Çoğulu, Anthology Brewing Company, a Thai temple, guitarist Stuart McCallum and have an upcoming release with drummer Max Hallett (Comet is Coming),

Adam is also a founding member of the ‘Unusual Ingredients’ project which explores the relationships between taste and sound in a newly developing form of cross-modal composition. Most recently, the project is being developed into a boxset and live event to allow audiences to experience how sound can affect the way we taste and consume food by combining the disciplines of sonic art, gastrophysics and theories of cross-modal perception.

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