Martin's "two Japanese Idylls" were recently released on a solo guitar album titled "The Legend of Hagoromo" by international touring artist Aaron Larget-Caplan on Stone Records label. These pieces were written for Aaron (https://www.reverbnation.com/aaronlcguitar)
Martin is a composer with a broad range of musical experience and interests. His catalog has more than 80 compositions including: concert music for traditional symphonic instruments, jazz ensemble, chamber groups, choral music and solo vocal works. He began writing for traditional Japanese instruments in 1994--particularly the shakuhachi and koto. Some of his most recent works combine Japanese and western instruments and include three concertinos for koto and symphony orchestra.
His music has won awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the International Center for Japanese Culture's 21st Century Japanese Music Project (Yokohama Japan), the NERT International Chamber Music Composition Competition and a Bryant Fellowship from Harvard University. Martin's music has been performed across the United States, in Europe and Japan. Among the many concert programs his music has appeared, sponsors have included: the national and regional conferences of the Society of Composers, Inc.; Enchanted Circle Concerts of the New England Conservatory; Shepard School of Music, Rice University; Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra; Kazenomori Hall Chamber Music Series, Japan; the Music Fest Nara 2014, Japan; and the Montanea Summer Music Festival, Switzerland among others. He has received commissions for music from the Cape Ann Symphony, Melrose Symphony and Quincy Symphony Orchestras of Massachusetts among other groups and soloists.
Martin is a gradate of the New England Conservatory of Music (MM '86) where his principal teachers were Arthur Berger, Pozzi Escot and Malcolm Peyton. As an undergraduate he majored in music composition as a student of Philip Bezanson and Robert Stern at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
"Symphonic Journey" for orchestra. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Robert Black conducting, MMC Recordings number 2002, c1993.
"Two Japanese Idylls" for classical guitar. Commissioned by guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan for his album "Harogomo," Stone Records number 5060192780567, c2015.
Music scores of Martin's works are available through J. W. Pepper Music www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music, Frank E. Warren Music Service http://few-music.com/, and the composer himself. He is interested in working with others who are considering new works to perform or other music projects.