9 Nov 2023
The website www.europeanfilmsound.org is now pubished under www.europeanfilmsound.weebly.com (link)
2022 Nov - Apr 2023
I devised and taught an online course about audio-visual thinking and composing for final year students in media composition at Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
2022 Sept 8
Presented a sound collage with location voice recordings and music at the Cine-Theatre in Saint-Chély d'Apcher in collaboration with Atelier Za'atar in the Aubrac region of South-eastern France. In the project Triptyches d'Aubrac , Anna Lena Hahn and Titiane Haton explored together with students from the gastronomy school as well as local people, Syrian and Afghan refugies the forest, prairie and river landscape for wild, edible plants. Together they developed new recipes based on these plants.
2021 Feb 1 - May 2023
I was a research fellow at Schumacher Society in the Research in Action community
2021 April 1
my new website is publshed (with much of the old content from www.soundbasis.eu).
I retired from University of Brighton
20 Sept. 2019
The private view of our new audio-visual piece hearing shadows at the Performance Studio, Brighton University, Grand Parade.
28 June 2019
I presented a paper on 'The Sinister in Electronic Sound' at the University of Brighton conference Screening the Unreal
1 June 2019
I gave a talk about our new audiovisual piece HEARING SHADOWS at MUSA, the 10th International conference on Music/Sonic Art hosted by Karlsruhe University of Music, Institut für Musikinformatik und Musikwissenschaft (IMWI), Prof Christoph Seibert.
HEARING SHADOWS (moving images: Wil Pennycook // sound/music: Jean Martin) will have a private view on 20 September 2019 at Brighton University, and at gallery Zwitschermaschine in Berlin from 25 Oct - 2 Nov 2019.
25 April 2018
My book chapter on Sound Design (co-written with Frieder Butzmann) in "Filmmusik: Ein alternatives Kompendium" edited by Frank Hentschel and Peter Moormann, has been published by Springer VS
6 April 2018
My new piece resounding (2018, for piano, flute, vibraphone) was first performed by Ensemble Broken Line (Helen Whitaker, Adam Swayne, Adam Bushell) at St. Luke's Church in Brighton. See and hear more here.
4 January 2018
I gave a lecture on sound design and music in films for students of the masters course Master Audiovisuels et Numériques at University of La Rochelle, run by Prof. Diego Jarak.
13 - 16 April 2017
Sound Little Island
Together with Julian Weaver I created a live-streamed sound translocation from Brighton to La Rochelle in France as part of the ZERO1 festival.
22 July 2016
I gave a presentation at the XI. Symposium for film music research in Freiburg, organised by the Kieler Gesellschaft für Filmmusikforschung, now hosted by University of Mainz. 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)." Now published as a research article:
Martin, J. (2020): Atmosphären in der isländischen TV-Serie TRAPPED. In: Kieler Beiträge zur Filmmusikforschung 15, 2020, S. 145–176. (full text pdf)
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 250 audience loved it.
4 Jan 2016
www.europeanfilmsound.org has been renamed www.europeanfilmsound.weebly.org
with the same structure on 9 Nov 2023.
17 July 2015
Working on a European Network for Filmsoundtrack Creators. Gave a presentation at the X.Symposium zur Filmmusikforschung in Kiel15 June
2015 June. 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, 2015 soundscape, p 160-167.
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. The EFS outline 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 Sound Studies Lab.
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 Media Art
5 May 2013
I have created the sound design and also mixed the sound for the documentary film
White Oil 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 on vimeo1
Filmgeräusch: Wahrnehmungsfelder eines Mediums (book)
Frieder Butzmann / Jean Martin
Wolke Verlag , Hofheim 2012
see also the book website Filmgeräusch blog
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 Peter Vogel exhibition at the Gallery of University of Brighton: 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.
Here you can find a short trailer.
You can buy the Vogel DVD through WERGO
Peter Vogel Exhibition
curated by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson
University of Brighton, Grand Parade 17 Oct - 7 Nov 2011
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)
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 Documentary film
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 by Jean Martin on Vimeo.
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.
21 May 2010
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. Presenter: Tom Service
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 as pdf Viola Pulse review The Irish Times 19 Nov 2008