Martin Humphries

Martin Humphries is a Cardiff- based composer and conductor who specialises in music for community ensembles and amateur musicians. He is currently working towards a PhD in composition at the University of Southampton and conducts numerous ensembles including Oblique3: Contemporary Music Group and the Cardiff University Wind Orchestra.

Compositions

On this page you can listen to performances of Martin's compositions and view examples from his scores. His portfolio includes music composed for solo instrumentalists, duos, small ensembles, large ensembles, as well as vocal and choral works.

News

Composing Success: London Consorts of Winds

Tuesday, 02 August, 2016

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to work as a composer with the London Consorts of Winds. My application to their call for composers was successful and I will be working with one of their three ensembles over the coming months to create a new work. I have always loved creating new ...





music with amateur groups and look forward to writing something bespoke for the ensemble's talents, interests and personalities. An especially exciting element of this project is the chance to collaborate with a choreographer and create a piece with both movement and sound. This will be the first ...





time movement has accompanied my music and I am anxious to get going and create something really very special. You can read more about the London Consorts of Winds here..

Cross Cultural Performances with Notes Inégales

Saturday, 23 July, 2016

It was a great privilege to play tuba with Peter Wiegold's ensemble Notes Inégales at two performances over the past few weeks. The first was at the Michael Tippet Centre in Bath, where Peter gave a keynote paper at the 2016 Performance Studies Network Conference, hosted by Bath Spa University. The ...





ensemble joined Peter as part of the presentation and also gave a concert that evening featuring several premiere's by Peter as well as postcard scores composed by members of the audience, and even some Purcell. The concert was then repeated in London at Club Inégales as part of the Academy ...





Inégales Weekender project. It was a thoroughly engaging experience playing with some fantastic musicians from a variety of cultural backgrounds including Hyelim Kim on the Taegum flute (Korea), Maya Youssef on the kanun (Syria), and Cheng Yu on pipa (China).

Featured Work

Castell Corbett

march for brass band

2014

With this work I have attempted to compose a piece of music in the British band march tradition. The work pays homage to much of the stylistic and ...








formal attributes which are so synonymous with band culture, but tries to find new ways to express and articulate these fundamental ...








components. Castell Corbett was commissioned by the Cardiff University Brass Band for performance at the National University Brass Band ...








Championships of Great Britain 2014, held at the Butterworth Hall, Warwick.

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