Brona Martin

Brona Martin

Brona Martin is an Electroacoustic composer and sound artist from Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Brona’s research interests include narrative in Electroacoustic music, soundscape composition, acoustic communication and spatialisation. Her research explores metaphorical and real-world representations of diverse soundworlds, images and experiences, where the aim is to reveal particular sonic characters that are not normally the focus of listening.

Brona’s portfolio of works explore the layers and textures of sounds that contribute to the overall sonic-makeup of specific places both real and imaginary. Through listening, recording, analysing and processing, the layers of a soundscape are studied in great detail. Processing of these materials reveals the sonic qualities and the internal behaviour of specific sounds.

Brona’s artistic portfolio offers an in depth and alternative listening perspective and experience where the complexity of everyday sounds are examined and rearranged into a new context. References are also made to the design of the acoustic environment where noise pollution often masks the more pleasant sounds of the natural environment. Her acousmatic works composed in stereo and multi-channel have included the creative exploration of soundscapes from Ireland, Manchester, East Coast Australia, Spain and Germany. Her works have been performed internationally at EMS, ACMC, ICMC, NYCEMF, ISSTA, ZKM, BEAST, Balance/Unbalance, SSSP, iFIMPaC, Sonorities and MANTIS.

Brona has also written articles that have been published in Organised Sound and on CEC discussing compositional approaches, process and inspiration in soundscape composition, community engagement projects and how the techniques and approaches of this genre have been embraced as an inter-disciplinary research methodology.

Brona is currently a Teaching Fellow in Composition at the University of Southampton.

Have a listen to some of her work here.

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