Martyn Ware
Lecturer AudioScape 3D  - a new ambisonic platform for sound design  
Martyn Ware’s career has spanned nearly 30 years as an artist. Starting as a composer and performer, he then went on to become a producer of popular music, and, more recently, has explored and helped to push the boundaries where music/sound and digital art converge.

As a composer/performer, Martyn is a founding member of British Electric Foundation, The Human League and Heaven 17 – the bands have had worldwide chart success and had a profound impact on the development of modern dance and electronic music – in particular, the League is, alongside Kraftwerk, credited with creating electronic music as a form of popular music, making Martyn one of the fathers of modern Dance music.

As a record producer, he has help to create records that have sold, in aggregate, more than 50 million copies worldwide. The list of his production work is substantial and across many genres: from Tina Turner’s worldwide career-reviving hit ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ to Terence Trent D’Arby’s multimillion selling album ‘The Hard Line According To ...’ and Erasure’s “I Say I Say I Say” – as well as many others such as Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, Shabba Ranks, Bootsy Collins, and Billy Preston.

Through his partnership with Vince Clarke (Erasure), he has formed Illustrious Company to exploit their talents as composers and soundscape designers. Martyn collaborates regularly in creating sound and visual installations using the cutting edge in 3D surround–sound and visual digital media in art galleries and public spaces and events worldwide. In these works, Martyn is involved with artists across all disciplines and media in creating new forms of collaboration - these demonstrate the artistic possibilities if one ignores the boundaries that different physical media imposed before the digital revolution made convergent works so much easier to create. His current passion is the widely-admired ongoing series of events entitled ‘Future of Sound’ in the UK and USA, where members of the public, and those interested in the fields of the arts and sciences, can see first-hand the endless possibilities that advances in technology are continuing to make possible.

Martyn lectures extensively in the UK and abroad. He is a board member of the BAFTA Events and Education Committee, patron of Arts & Business, a member of the LA-based international think-tank group Matter, a member of the creative committee at Roundhouse Radio in London, a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London, a director of The National Glass Centre, Sunderland and an inaugural member of the London based new media think tank Dynamo.

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