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Jorge Martín, Composer


Hello, and thanks for stopping by my website! For those of you who don’t know, I’m a composer who’s been at it since the 90s as a free-lancer. I got my MA and DMA from Columbia and I’m glad to say that’s long since past. I write in any genre and have written in most, but vocal music is my favorite, and yes, I am one of those forlorn souls smitten by opera, the worst bitch goddess of all. But one at whose feet I gladly worship. I was born in Cuba but grew up in New Jersey from age 6. This simple fact has created all sorts of identity issues, not irrelevant to me as an artist. I live in Vermont, which is my home state, but also have a base in NYC, which I consider my home city. The fact I profoundly enjoy both deepest countryside and the citiest city on earth probably also says something about me. You will not be surprised to learn I also have family in Miami.

News

“A Cuban in Vermont” was sung by soprano Mary Thorne with Sebastian Giunta at the piano on October 8 in New York City at the Shetler Studios penthouse, as part of the “Latins in New York” series: “Art Song by Hispanic composers from 1945 to the Present.”

Coming February 1, 2018 in Middlebury at the Mahaney Center for the Arts recital hall: “Caprichito” for piano trio be be performed by Cynthia Huard, piano, Mary Rowell, violin and Emily Taubl, cello. Stay tuned for details!

I was commissioned by tenor Brian Downen to compose songs for him. I am writing a set of four poems in Spanish by Mexican poet Amado Nervo, “En paz.” Brian will be singing these songs next year and recording them. Further details as they develop!

More Zukunftsmusik: watch out for The Glass Hammer with Jonathan Hays and Craig Ketter…..!