Electronic Press Kit for Franck Martin
"Franck Martin's innovative entry video was filmed near the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco using a 360 camera (view this video on YouTube for the full effect). His choice of instrument is just as creative: a portable modular synth. The sounds of the water crashing on the shore add to the improvisational nature of Martin's piece. Just like the tourists walking by in the video, we were stopped in our tracks watching this entry." - Clara Maurer - NPR
"After listening to Franck’s new album Symphoney, I really understood what he is trying to do with his music. It really took me out of this world. Each song, or part in this album’s case, really takes you to a different realm which is a super powerful thing for music to do. Avant-garde music has always been so interesting and powerful to me, I think some of these tracks would be great in a movie or visual art piece. Franck’s style of music has really shown me how avant-garde music can be extraordinary" - Balanced Breakfast
"I can hear a tinge of the early Tangerine Dream albums Alpha Centauri and Zeit lurking in the midst of Martin’s six part Symphoney piece. For those who have attended noise symposiums, this work would be well received by their fans. The dissonance and order are diametric opposites that expand the aural experience to the point where the spatial placement aids in anchoring the pieces." - Hi-Res Edition
"Franck Martin has entered the Tiny Desk Contest multiple times, but I still remember his 2019 entry: a mobile, modular synth unit filmed near the Golden Gate bridge with a 360-degree camera! This one's no less scenic, but stable, as Martin's mix of Buchla and Moog synths soundtrack the mountainous Pacifica skyline with headphone-panning dark ambient." - Lars Gotrich - NPR
Born and raised in France, a 20-year resident of Fiji and traveller to all the Pacific Islands, Franck Martin is now based out of San Francisco. His musical journey encompasses this multicultural experience.
His search for sounds, emotions, going outside the rules, led him to experiment with micro-tones and quadraphonic music using either his modular synthesizer or producing music in 5.1 surround sound or ambisonic.
Franck Martin performs long sets, 15-30mn or more of live music on his modular synthesizers. He produces electronic music, organizes and promotes well attended events and concerts, and streams live.
Contact/bookings: franck at peachymango.org
- "I make noise, some people are nice to me and call it music"
- "In what key is this? The key to open your mind"