Jon Martin is a Canadian/British musician and composer residing in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Jon completed his master’s degree at the University of Lethbridge in 2017. He was awarded the graduate Medal of Merit for academic excellence for his work in psychology and electroacoustic music composition. His work has been featured in film, television, ad campaigns, gallery exhibitions, and at conferences, including installations at Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert, at the National Music Centre in Toronto, and in a permanent exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. Jon works at Green Recording Company in Lethbridge, AB, where he produces, records, and mixes albums for Southern Alberta artists. He is inspired by travel, creative potential, process, songwriting form and structure, and cognitive psychology.
Jon is currently working on several projects, including Jon Martin and Lovers, a new electroacoustic work Walkways, and the first album of contemporary acoustic music to be released under his name. Jon previously lead the band The New Weather Machine, releasing two albums and three EPs, and is the lead guitarist for the Shaela Miller Band.
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.