LUKE MARTIN, GRANTS MANAGER
Luke Martin is an experimental composer, performer, writer, and poet. His artistic work focuses on silence, blandness and boredom, radical contingency (hyperchaos), imaginaries, and social sculpture and has specific emphasis on experimentally re-evaluating everyday processes and the always-already. He approaches music as something that does not necessarily have to do with sound or intentionality, but rather the fundamental concern is the situation itself, its politics, social processes, and contingencies, especially those operating at thresholds of perception. Major influences on his work include Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, John Holloway, Deleuze & Guattari, Quentin Meillassoux, Fred Moten, and the Wandelweiser Group. In addition to composing and performing, Luke is a grant writer for Monday Evening Concerts and Fullerton Friends of Music, Adjunct Faculty at Massasoit Community College, a Professional Writing Tutor, and an Associate Producer each summer at The Ojai Music Festival. He co-directs an annual experimental music festival, The Co-Incidence Festival, performs with the Boston-based experimental music group Ordinary Affects, and runs the Vespers Concert Series.