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Martin Gaughan : Biography

Martin was born in York of Irish descent. He attended Trinity College of Music, London and during this time he won the 1st year prize for most outstanding student, the Chappell Composition Prize twice and took part in a number of composition workshops as well as being asked to write a work for the 'Principals Concert'. He completed his studies with two concerts dedicated to his work.

In 2011 Martin returned to education at Morley College with a number of performances and a graphic score project in celebration of Cornelius Cardew. Martin completed a MMus in composition with Roger Redgate at Goldsmith's University, London and is planning on beginning a PhD..

Martin's music is dark, atmospheric and often nocturnal, this in part is due to him being an insomniac. Therefore his work is often infused with images of night and the gothic. Being a poet as well as a composer Martin's music often contains quotations and poetic fragments from his own as well as works by other poets. Martin has worked closely with a number of singers and performers including the Scottish new music group 'Red Note Ensemble' and the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival.

Martin Gaughan - Composer