A composer, improviser and soloist with laptop, Martin’s work focuses on encounters between computers, people and places. Based in Edinburgh, he has performed and collaborated internationally with theatre companies, symphony orchestras, visual artists and ensembles; recent projects include ‘Songs for an airless room’, an 'opera' for cinemas performed by Joby Burgess and Phil Minton.
Martin has been Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Dialogues Festival www.dialogues-festival.org for over 10 years and is one third of free improvisation trio Lapslap.
Martin studied composition at the University of Manchester and completed a Ph.D in Composition at the University of Edinburgh in 2003. He is Academic Director of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Sound Design.
Lympourides, V., D Arvind, and Martin Parker. 2009. “Fully Wireless, Full Body 3-D Motion Capture For Improvisational Performances”. In Sigchi Workshop On Whole Body Interaction 2009. British Computer Society.
Parker, Martin, O. Green, and S. Van Ingen. 2009. “Just One Kiss”.
Parker, Martin. 2009. “Reacting To Sound, Mickey Mouse Vs. What”. In Music And Media, Fachhochschule. Fachhochschule.
Parker, Martin, K. Schistek, and M. Edwards. 2009. “Scratch, 11 Improvisations For Computers And Instruments”. Leo Records.
Parker, Martin. 2009. “St Filan's Cave”.
Schistek, K., and M. Edwards. 2009. “Zuppa Inglese”. Leo Records.
Parker, Martin. 2009. “Bjorapusher”.
Parker, Martin, R. Kennedy, and S. Tompkins. 2008. “The Story So Far, Color Stereo”. Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen.
“Itch, 10 Improvisations For Instruments And Live Electronics, Compact Disc, Vol. 1”. 2008. Leo Records.
Coyne, Richard, and Martin Parker. 2008. “Voice And Space: The Agency Of The Acousmêtre In Spatial Design”. In Exploration Of Space, Technology And Spatiality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Information Science Reference.
Parker, Martin. 2008. “Water Does Not Rush Uphill Unless It Is Pushed”. In Athens By Sound, Out There: Architecture Beyond Buildings. Athens by Sound.
“Triple Murder”. 2008. Ein Klang Records.
Parker, Martin, and Hannes Raffaseder. 2008. “Interrelation: Sound-Transformation And Remixing In Real-Time”. In Transdisciplinary Digital Art. Sound, Vision And The New Screen, Vol. 7. Springer-Verlag GmbH.
Parker, Martin. 2008. “Drawing On Walls - Version 1”.
Parker, Martin. 2008. “Drawing On Walls - Version 2”.
Parker, Martin. 2008. “Grab”.
Parker, Martin. 2008. “Grab, For Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Percussion And Computer”. Sumtone.com.
Parker, Martin, and R. Kennedy. 2008. “The Story So Far”.
Lympouridis, Vangelis, Martin Parker, Alexander Young, and D Arvind. 2007. “Sonification Of Gestures Using Specknets”. In Proceedings Smc'07, 4Th Sound And Music Computing Conference.