Martijn Comes

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Martijn Comes (1979) is a Dutch composer who is specialised in new media, sound design and electro-acoustic composition. He graduated at the academy for Digital Communications in 2004 with a thesis on live stage performance with the aid of digital media and studied Composition for Film at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (2010). He wrote diverse works based on research in popular music, contemporary music and classical music combining elements of various acoustic+digital aesthetic, composition techniques and sound design in six releases with ‘Infinite Spaces and Beyond’ (2014), ‘Wolf’ (2015), ‘Tradition Noise (2015)’, ‘Radio Oblivion (2016)’ and ‘Interrogation of the Crystalline Sublime’ (2016) being his most recent albums, which all were critically acclaimed.

Next to performing locally he performed all over Europe: Athens, Madrid, Valencia, London, Paris,..

His work has been broadcasted world wide on local as well as national stations like Radio 3 Spain, Polish and Norwegian National Radio, and RTÉ Ireland. He worked with filmmaker Thomas Mohr his ‘Resonance’ & ‘Learning curve’ films, which both were curated by the LIMA Media Art Platform (former NiMK). ‘Resonance’ was part of the Best Of selection of the Ars Electronica festival in 2010.

He has written critiques for broadcasting network the VPRO (Vrije Geluiden) and he is an avid curator of concerts and host of two national radioshows in the Netherlands, ‘Kraak Helder’ and ‘Inventions for Radio’, both featured on the Concertzender. Both programs focus on promoting innovative electro-acoustics and broadcast-art. Collaborations include the New BBC Radiophonic workshop.

He received commissions by: IO SOUND (ca), Bedouin Records (uae), Bastikaya Tapes (uae), Silent Records (usa), Time Symmetric (us), WORM Rotterdam, Moving Furniture Records, Smikkelbaard (nl), Municipality of Haarlem (nl), Oedipus Brewery Amsterdam (nl).

His work for Carillon ‘EANN’ was premiered on the St Bavo Church in Haarlem, and was selected as the opening piece of the prestigious LE GUESS WHO festival, Utrecht in 2017.

Martijn shared the stage and collaborated with artists as Kim Cascone, Twine, Mitchell Akiyama, Rosa Menkman, Marijn Korff de Gidts, Christian Pabst, Fred Gales, poet Martin Reints, actrice Annette Kouwenhoven, Armeno Alberts, Philippe Petit, Giulio Aldinucci, Lucrecia Dalt, Freida Abtan, Scant Intone and Orphax.
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Albums

ca091 Martijn Comes - Dominion album art Martijn Comes Dominion(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Clinical Archives ca091 Russia 2008
PAN 067 Martijn Comes - Those Who Know Do Not Speak, Those Who Speak Do Not Know album art Martijn Comes Those Who Know Do Not Speak, Those Who Speak Do Not Know(9xFile, MP3, 320) Panospria PAN 067 Canada 2012
IO/008 Martijn Comes - Infinite Spaces And Beyond album art Martijn Comes Infinite Spaces And Beyond(CD, Album, Ltd) IO SOUND IO/008 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
HOWL010 Martijn Comes - Tradition Noise album art Martijn Comes Tradition Noise(CD, Album, Ltd) The Silent Howl HOWL010 UK 2015 Sell This Version
BT 004 Martijn Comes - Radio Oblivion album art Martijn Comes Radio Oblivion(Cass, Album, Ltd) Bastakiya Tapes BT 004 United Arab Emirates 2016 Sell This Version
MFR038 Martijn Comes - Interrogation Of The Crystalline Sublime album art Martijn Comes Interrogation Of The Crystalline Sublime(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Moving Furniture Records MFR038 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
none Martijn Comes - Untitled album art Martijn Comes & Orphax Martijn Comes & Orphax - Untitled(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
MFR058 Martijn Comes - Crystalline Tragedies / The Procession (Distant Motionless Shores) album art Martijn Comes & Giulio Aldinucci Martijn Comes & Giulio Aldinucci - Crystalline Tragedies / The Procession (Distant Motionless Shores)(LP, Album, Ltd) Moving Furniture Records MFR058 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PAN 051 Martijn Comes - Den Haag album art Martijn Comes Den Haag(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Panospria PAN 051 Canada 2010
IO/006 Martijn Comes - Galactic Cinema album art Martijn Comes Galactic Cinema(File, AAC, MP3, WAV, EP) IO SOUND IO/006 Canada 2013
none Martijn Comes - De Getatoeëerde Man (Een Eerbetoon Aan Coil) album art 2 Hearts Bleeding* / Martijn Comes / Grey Lotus 2 Hearts Bleeding* / Martijn Comes / Grey Lotus - De Getatoeëerde Man (Een Eerbetoon Aan Coil)(2x12", Maxi, Ltd) Not On Label (Grey Lotus Self-released) none Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

PAN 031 Martijn Comes - Lostitude album art Martijn Comes Lostitude(5xFile, MP3, 320) Panospria PAN 031 Canada 2008
none Martijn Comes - De Getatoeëerde Man (Een Eerbetoon Aan Coil) album art 2 Hearts Bleeding* / Martijn Comes / Grey Lotus 2 Hearts Bleeding* / Martijn Comes / Grey Lotus - De Getatoeëerde Man (Een Eerbetoon Aan Coil)(2xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Grey Lotus Self-released) none 2018

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