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Martyn Love : Associate Artist

Random Audio Sample: The Streets of Paris : orchestra by Martyn Love, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 78.

Artist website: http://www.lovesonic.com/

Martyn Love's compositions range from film score to art music acoustic/electronic rock, jazz, folk, soul and blues.

He studied classical piano under Robin Higgs in Adelaide from ages 9 through to 17 before attending the Elder Conservatorium Jazz course. He then relocated to Sydney where he worked as a session keyboardist for many live and recording artists. It was during this time that he began writing and producing music including scores for television, documentaries and short and feature films.

At the Australian Institute of Music (1993 - 1999) and the Australian International Conservatorium of Music (2003 - 2006) he taught piano, composition and music production. He received an Australian Postgraduate Award for PhD study at Elder Conservatorium, where he taught Jazz Piano and Jazz Foundations (2012-2013).

For his PhD under supervisors Mark Carroll, Graeme Koehne and Stephen Whittington, Martyn received the Dean's Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (Elder Conservatorium 2013) for his research, published in 2015, entitled, Collective Conceptualization. This research involved the hybrid orchestral/electronic scoring and recording/production methodology used by Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer and others. Martyn also holds a Master's Degree in Music (AIM) and a GradDipEd (University of Adelaide).

Martyn has had numerous commercial commissions for TV and film covering documentaries, series and feature film. His jazz score for the AFI feature film Solo, (2006) co-composed with Damian Deboos-Smith, featuring Dale Barlow and Phil Slater, was the second-best selling Australian jazz album of the year.

Collective Conceptualization: A Methodology for Film Score Composers by Martyn Love was published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany, 2015.

Martyn's awards include Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (Elder Conservatorium 2013) and the Australian Postgraduate Award for Postgraduate Study (2011).

Martyn's soundtrack for Solo was nominated for the Best Soundtrack Album at the 2006 APRA/AGSC Awards, and his music for Worst Best Friends was nominated for the Best Music for Children's Television at the 2003 APRA/AGSC Awards.

Martyn Love — current to March 2017