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Luc Martin: Biography

Luc Martin
1975 -
Region: Ontario

Luc Martin

Creativity is at the heart of what music is all about for Luc Martin. His music stems from a form of expanded tonality derived through the combination of non conventional modes and techniques of chordal succession patterns. The resulting sound palette includes new shades of tone and colour through sound. Mr. Martin’s music has been described as fresh, innovative, captivating and sophisticated. For Mr. Martin, what is most important is creating something that will engage the listener and convey the essence of a given inspiration in a way that might be thought provoking.

Originally from Eastern Ontario, Mr. Martin studied music composition at the University of Ottawa with Steven Gellman and John Armstrong.

In 2016, The North Bay Symphony Orchestra commissioned Mr. Martin to compose an orchestral piece to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The piece was well received and subsequently performed by the Timmins Symphony Orchestra in 2017.

Mr. Martin was also commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to compose a Fanfare for the Sesquicentennial Mosaic Project. Hero’s Fanfare, a tribute to the first responders of the Fort McMurray wildfire, was premiered in June of 2017.

Mr. Martin’s music has been performed across Canada and the US by such artists as Jean Desmarais, Julian Armour, Denise Djokic, Renée-Paule Gauthier, Zacharie Fogal, Thomas Jones, The NOVO ensemble, the Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Timmins Symphony Orchestra.