Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • The Australian National University 2016
    Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science).

  • Luleå University of Technology 2012
    Piteå, Sweden.
    Master of Fine Arts (Musical Performance).

  • The Australian National University 2009
    Master of Music (Percussion and Computer Music).

  • The Australian National University 2008
    Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (Mathematics,
    Percussion Performance, Computer Science).

  • Canberra Grammar School 2003
    Higher School Certificate, UAI: 99.05

Publications

Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Intelligent agents and networked buttons improve free-improvised
    ensemble music-making on touch-screens
    (C. Martin, H. Gardner, B.
    Swift, & M. Martin). In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on
    Human Factors in Computing System (CHI) 2016
    .

  • Music of 18 performances: Evaluating apps and agents with free
    improvisation
    (C. Martin, H. Gardner, B. Swift, & M. Martin). In
    Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC)
    2015
    .

  • Tracking Ensemble Performance on Touch-Screens with Gesture
    Classification and Transition Matrices
    (C. Martin, H. Gardner, & B.
    Swift). In Proceedings of the International Conference on New
    Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2015
    .
    (link)

  • That Syncing Feeling: Networked Strategies for Enabling Ensemble
    Creativity in iPad Musicians
    (C. Martin, H. Gardner). In
    Proceedings of CreateWorld 2015.

  • Exploring Percussive Gesture on iPads with Ensemble Metatone (C.
    Martin, H. Gardner, & B. Swift). In Proceedings of the ACM
    Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2014
    .

  • MetaTravels and MetaLonsdale: iPad Apps for Percussive
    Improvisation
    (C. Martin, H. Gardner, & B. Swift). In CHI Extended
    Abstracts 2014
    .

  • Making Improvised Music for iPad and Percussion with Ensemble
    Metatone
    . In Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music
    Conference (ACMC) 2014
    .

  • Integrating Mobile Music with Percussion Performance Practice (C.
    Martin). In Proceedings of the International Computer Music
    Conference (ICMC) 2013
    .

  • Performing with a Mobile Computer System for Vibraphone (C.
    Martin). In Proceedings of NIME 2013.
    (link)

  • Creating Mobile Computer Music for Percussionists: Snow Music (C.
    Martin). In Interactive: Proceedings of the Australasian Computer
    Music Conference (ACMC) 2012
    .

  • Strike on Stage: a Percussion and Media Performance (C. Martin,
    & C.-H. Lai). In Proceedings of the International Conference on New
    Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2011
    .
    (link)

  • Audience Interactive Performance in “The Last Man to Die” (C.
    Martin, H. Cormick, & B. Forster). In Engagement: Proceedings of
    the Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC) 2010
    .
    (link)

  • Cross-Artform Performance using Networked Interfaces: Last Man to
    Die’s Vital LMTD
    (C. Martin, H. Cormick, & B. Forster). In
    Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for
    Musical Expression (NIME) 2010
    .
    (link)

Book chapters

  • A percussion-focussed approach to preserving touch-screen
    improvisation
    (Charles Martin, Henry Gardner). In D. England, N.
    Bryan-Kinns, & T. Schiphorst (Eds.), Curating the Digital: Spaces
    for Art and Interaction, Springer Series on Cultural Computing.
    Switzerland, Springer International Publishing. 2016.

  • Pursuing a sonigraphical ideal at the dawn of the NIME epoch. A
    commentary on “Sonigraphical Instruments: From FMOL to the
    reacTable”.
    In M. Lyons, & A. R. Jensenius (Eds.), The NIME
    Reader, Springer. 2016 (In press).

Theses

  • Apps, Agents, and Improvisation: Ensemble Interaction with
    Touch-Screen Digital Musical Instruments
    . PhD Thesis, The
    Australian National University. 2016.

  • Mobile Computer Music for Percussionists. Master’s Thesis,
    Luleå University of Technology. 2012.

  • Percussion and Computer in Live Performance. Master’s Thesis,
    Australian National University. 2009.

  • Mathematical Foundations of Computer Based Proof Verification.
    Honours Thesis, Australian National University. 2008.

Teaching Experience

  • 2016 Casual Lecturer in Percussion at the ANU School of Music.

  • 2016 Tutor for “Software Construction”, “Introduction to
    Computer Systems”, and “Introductory Programming in Java” at the ANU
    Department of Computer Science.

  • 2013–2016 Casual Lecturer for “Music and Digital Media” at the
    ANU School of Music

  • 2015 Casual Lecturer for “Turning Points in Music History 2: A
    Century of Crisis and Change (1900-2013)” at the ANU School of Music

  • 2015 Directed the “Experimental Music Studio Summer Camp” and
    “DIY Synth Workshop” at the ANU School of Music

  • 2014–2015 Coordinated “Hour of Code” workshops using the
    Processing programming environment at the ANU College of Engineering
    and Computer Science

  • 2014 Casual Lecturer and Tutor for “Art and Interaction in New
    Media” at the ANU Department of Computer Science

  • 2013–2016 Performance Teaching Fellow in Percussion at the ANU
    School of Music.

  • 2012–2014 Co-Director Canberra Grammar School Junior Percussion
    Ensemble

  • 2012–2013 Percussion and Drumset Teacher (Burgmann Anglican
    School, Canberra)

  • 2008–2010 Percussion Teacher (Canberra Grammar School)

  • 2007 Tutor for “Mathematics and Applications 1 & 2”, ANU
    Mathematical Sciences Institute.

  • 2004–2005 Private Percussion Teacher (Canberra Girls’
    Grammar School)

Computer Programming and Media

  • languages Objective C (Apple OS X/iOS), Python (including
    Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-learn), openFrameworks, Java, Processing,
    Supercollider, Max/MSP, Pd, LaTex, Ruby, R.

  • web HTML/CSS, LAMP stack, Tornado, Drupal, Squarespace.

  • audio Logic Studio, Ableton Live, Mainstage, Audacity.

Grants and Awards

  • ANU Vice Chancellor’s Higher Degree by Research Travel Grant 2014.
    (To present at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention)

  • ANU Supplementary Scholarship 2013.

  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) 2013.

  • National Science Week Seed Grants 2011 (Last Man to
    Die
    )

  • ArtsACT Out-of-Round Funding 2011. (To attend University of Delaware
    Jazz Vibraphone Workshop)

  • Australia Council for the Arts, New Work - Theatre 2010 (Last Man
    to Die
    )

  • Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, National
    Enabling Technologies Strategy Funding 2010 (Last Man to
    Die
    )

  • ArtsACT Project Funding 2010 (with Chi-Hsia
    Lai
    for Strike on
    Stage
    )

  • ArtsACT Project Funding 2010 (Last Man to
    Die
    )

  • The Space Program, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists 2010 (Last Man
    to Die
    )

  • Open House II: Emerging Artists Residency, Canberra Youth Theatre
    2009 (Last Man to Die)

  • The Street Theatre Made in Canberra Season 2009 (Last Man to
    Die
    )

  • ANU Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering Summer
    Scholarship 2006

Selected Audio Releases

  • 2014 Ensemble Metatone. Improvised works from Ensemble
    Metatone, a group dedicated to creating experimental works with new
    iPad instruments, these works were performed with a new vocabulary
    of touch-gestures inspired by their percussive backgrounds.
    (Bandcamp
    link
    )

  • 2013 Nordlig Vinter - Charles Martin. Compositions for
    percussion and iOS devices created by Charles Martin while living in
    Piteå, near the Arctic circle in northern Sweden. Harshly cut field
    recordings reflect the dry, icy environment while minimal jazz
    inspired melodies on vibraphone and marimba evoke the quiet beauty
    of such a strange place. (Bandcamp
    link
    )

  • 2012 Sounds from the Treetops - Ensemble Evolution. Six works
    for percussion trio, voice, and clarinet, composed and performed by
    Ensemble Evolution in collaboration with the iconic Treehotel in
    Northern Sweden. (Bandcamp
    link
    )

  • 2012 Solstormen - Ensemble Evolution. A suite of mallet trios
    by the members of Ensemble Evolution drawing elements from jazz,
    minimalism and contemporary classical music. This music recalls the
    aurora borealis and the eerie landscape of Northern Sweden.
    (Bandcamp
    link
    )

Selected performances and productions

  • 2016 mar Apocalyptic and Integrated - Andromeda is Coming,
    3-hour improvised performance at Art Not Apart, Kendall Lane
    Theatre, Canberra.

  • 2015 nov Andromeda is Coming, Charles Martin and Alexander
    Hunter, experimental music performance at ElectroFringe 2015, 107
    Projects, Sydney.

  • 2014 nov iPads in Percussion Ensemble, seminar at the 2014
    Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, USA.

  • 2014 aug Ensemble Metatone at Colour Music, iPad/Percussion
    ensemble performance as part of the ANU Drill Hall Gallery’s Colour
    Music
    Exhibition.

  • 2014 may Frost Beat, Frost Ice Bar, Boston, USA. Improvised
    performance series with percussion and ice instruments.

  • 2014 mar Loner Series: Ensemble Metatone, You Are Here
    Festival, Canberra, Performance of new works for iPad and
    percussion ensemble.

  • 2013 nov Ensemble Evolution: Sounds from the Treetops,
    ensemble showcase concert at the 2013 Percussive Arts Society
    International Convention, Indianapolis, USA.

  • 2012 jun Sounds from the Treetops, Commission with Ensemble
    Evolution
    for
    Treehotel, an iconic boutique hotel in
    Northern Sweden. (blog and
    video
    )

  • 2012 apr Sikt w/Malin Hülphers, Anders Åstrand,
    Sanna Hodell, Fredrik Strid. Stockholm, Sweden. Performing live
    electronic sound in Stockholm. (blog
    article
    )

  • 2011 nov Workshop and duo concert, drums + gadgets, with Noah
    Demland in Columbus Ohio. Featuring new mobile computer instruments
    for iOS devices. (blog
    article
    )

  • 2011 sep Norra Vinter at Electrofringe, duo performance with
    Christina Hopgood of new works for percussion and iOS devices.
    (blog
    article
    )

  • 2011 mar Ensemble
    Evolution
    at Piteå
    Percussion Repertoire Festival, Studio Acusticum, Piteå
    and Kroumata’s Capitol Theatre, Stockholm. Including ensemble and
    solo works by Ensemble Evolution and other emerging composers.
    (video)

  • 2010 nov Swexican Trio w/Anders Åstrand,
    (performing live electronic sound + video), Percussive Arts Society
    International Convention, Indianapolis, USA.

  • 2010 feb-oct “THE LAST MAN TO DIE” - Blue Room Theatre, Perth;
    Brisbane Festival, Under the Radar programme, Metro Arts, Brisbane;
    Street 2, The Street Theatre, Canberra; PACT Centre for Emerging
    Artists, Sydney; Belconnen Theatre, Canberra.
    (website)

  • 2010 jun Strike on Stage: Percussion and Media Performance,
    Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, New Interfaces for Musical
    Expression Conference, ABC Eugene Goosens Hall, Sydney. (blog and
    videos
    )

  • 2009 sep-dec Vital LMTD with Last Man to Die cross art-form
    group - This Not Art festival, Newcastle, Street 2, The Street
    Theatre, Canberra, Canberra Youth Theatre. (blog
    article
    )

  • 2008 sep-nov Cognition Series, with The Hunting Season
    cross-artform group - Belconnen Theatre, Street 2, The Street
    Theatre, Canberra and La Mama Theatre, Melbourne. (blog
    article
    )