Martin is a composer in opera, ballet and theatre and for the concert stage, and he is perhaps best known for his score for the Olivier award winning ballet, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS choreographed by Will Tuckett for the Royal Opera House. Other recent works include the opera, CLOCKS 1988 – THE GREENER for Brolly Productions in collaboration with writer/director Dominic Hingorani and the critically acclaimed DR QUIMPUGH’S COMPENDIUM OF PECULIAR AFFLICTIONS which was revived in August 2012 at the Edinburgh Fringe and received a Fringe First Award nomination. Martin also won the prestigious Flourish Opera Award with THEY CAME BACK, a work for which he wrote story, words and music.
Martin’s work as a composer of incidental music, songs and sound design for theatre includes CINDERELLA (2009) for the Unicorn Theatre; THE UGLY DUCKLING (2011), THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (2012), ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (2013) and PETER PAN (2014) for the Polka Theatre; ONLY A DAY (2015) for the Belgrade Theatre; and THE MAN WITH THE HAMMER (2016) for the Theatre Royal Plymouth. PETER PAN won the Off West Award for Best Family Show in 2015.
Martin is currently working on a new opera commissioned by the singer Clare McCaldin through her company New Notes and Noises, as well as a number of concert pieces for chamber groups and singers.