Jon Martin (B.Mus '13, MMus '17) is a Canadian/British musician and composer residing in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. His research examines the relationship between timbre, gesture, and the elicitation of emotion in recorded music. Jon has taken a particular interest in electroacoustic composition and alternative-progressive rock music, and writes and performs with his band, The New Weather Machine. He currently works as the Communications Coordinator for the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and as the chief engineer, project manager, and producer at Green Recording Company in Lethbridge, Canada. He is inspired by travel, early 20th-century Russian literature, new sound potential, and innovative creative processes.


Research interests include: Advanced audio production, music cognition, contemporary music history and production, cognitive psychology, timbral familiarity, expectation response, cultural sound studies, production analysis, electroacoustic and contemporary composition, and music performance.


Teaching Portfolio:

o History of Jazz
o History of Rock and Roll: 1948-1970
o History of Rock and Roll: 1968-1990
o Integra Contemporary and Electroacoustic Ensemble
o Music Theory V
o Introduction to Music
o Digital Audio for Multimedia