Celebrating the art of composition, in recognition of the best new works across contemporary classical, jazz and sound art.
In the awards ceremony at The British Museum on 4th December 2019, Martin was awarded the Ivor Novello Composer Award: Sound Art for Aeons: A Sound Walk for Newcastle. A piece designed to be listened to during a half-hour walk along the Hadrian’s Wall Path on the banks of the River Tyne and commissioned for the Great Exhibition of the North by Opera North.
“It is a privilege for The Ivors Academy to honour these exceptional composers, and we’re especially delighted to have so many first-time winners this year. The works recognised today – and the creators behind them – adventure far into the evolving musical landscape. We’re thrilled to award such a rich variety of talent. Our congratulations go out to all the nominees and winners.” Crispin Hunt, Chair of The Ivors Academy