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Simon Martin

Artistic director

Born in Rouyn-Noranda (Québec), Simon Martin (1981-) is a composer and producer of contemporary concert music. As the founding director of Projections libérantes (2011), he has completed four productions to this day. Musique d’art pour trompette, cor, trombone, euphonium et électronique, an international coproduction between Projections libérantes and l’Ensemble Musikfabrik, will be premiered in 2021.

Following in the footsteps of American composers Harry Partch, La Monte Young and James Tenney, Martin’s music increasingly focuses on just intonation. The narrative of his work/concert is chiselled directly from the subject matter, leading to a quest for the perfection of harmony which simultaneously becomes a wellspring of beauty and drama.

In 2016, Martin was presented with $10,000 by Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as the winner of the 2014-2015 Opus Prize — Composer of the year. His articles have been published by many magazines and newspapers (notably, Le Devoir, Spirale, Argument). He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University, supported by a $90,000 grant from the Fonds de recherche Québécois sur la société et la culture.

Works in le Vivier's repertoire

  • : Musique d’art (2021) , 2021 for trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium und electronics
  • : Musique d’art pour cor, trombone, tuba et électronique , 2017 for horn, trombone, tuba and processing
  • : Musique d’art pour cor, trombone et tuba , 2016 for horn, trombone, tuba and fixed medium
  • : Esquisse pour trompette, trombone et tuba , 2016 for trumpet, trombone, tuba and processing
  • : Musique d’art pour quintette à cordes , 2015 (excerpt) for string quintet and processing and spatialisation
  • : Musique d’art pour bols et dispositif électronique , 2011 for bowls and processing
  • : Musique d’art pour flûte et piano , 2011 for flute and piano
  • : Musique d’art pour orchestre de chambre , 2009 - 2010 for chamber orchestra
  • : L'heure mauve , 2010 for 3 classical guitars
  • : Projections libérantes , 2007 for saxophone quartet
  • : Icebergs et Soleil de minuit — Quatuor en blanc , 2007 for string quartet