Researcher

Researcher

Martin’s passion for contemporary arts and for developing innovative theories has led to him studying for a higher research music degree in musicology.

He worked on his MPhil with Simon Emmerson and is now completing his PhD at City University, London, tutored by the renowned composer Denis Smalley.

Recent talks and seminars include:
  • 16th International Music Theory Conference, LAMT , Vilnius 2016 – Creating a sound-based aesthetic for music played on the classical guitar
  • 18th International Music Theory Conference at LAMT, Vilnius 2018 – Understanding and interpreting classical guitar morphologies within the sound sculpting arena
  • Sound, Sight, Space and Play (SSSP) 2014 De Montford Uni, Leicester – Exclusive usage of extended guitar techniques
  • CMMAS Centro hist√≥rico de Morelia, Mich., Mexico Nov 2017 – Sculpting Sounds: Self and Environment. Programme:

    1. Guitar and Electroacoustic sounds
    2. Dolor en Mi (for Classical Six-string Guitar and Electroacoustic sounds) by Rodrigo Sigal
    3. Acousmatic
    4. Out-there 1: Extremes by Martin Vishnick
    5. Out-there 2: Homage to Vince Taylor by Martin Vishnick
    6. Out-there 3: West Kirby Squeak by Martin Vishnick
    7. Guitar and Electroacoustic sounds
    8. TwelveTone (for Two Classical Six-string Guitars played by one person and Electroacoustic sounds) by Martin Vishnick
Published papers:
  • Current thinking on pedagogical assessment criteria is covered in the article on the creative process (see Electronic and Electroacoustic Music Composition in Contemporary Education¬† published in the SAN Journal of Electroacoustic Music vol. 14 April 2002).
  • Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Melody XV, ISSN 2351-5155.
  • Martin Vishnick – A Spectral Approach to Melodic development within a Sound-Sculpting environment for Classical guitar, p. 63
  • Principles of Music Composing: The Second Half of the 20th – the Beginning of the 21st Centuries XVI, ISSN 2351-5155.
  • Martin Vishnick – Creating a sound-based aesthetic for music played on the classical guitar, p. 124.
Several papers are published at: