Jon Martin is a Canadian/British musician and composer residing in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Jon completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Lethbridge in 2017, and was awarded the graduate Medal of Merit for academic excellence. His research examines the relationship between timbre, gesture, and the elicitation of emotion in recorded sound. In addition to his work as an electro-acoustic composer, Jon writes and performs with his band, The New Weather Machine, and works as a record producer at Green Recording Company. His compositions have been featured in film, television, and gallery exhibitions, including a permanent exhibit at the Royal Tyrrel Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. He is inspired by sound potential, process, and research in the field of cognitive psychology.
Research interests include: Soundscape ecology, 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.