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Important events past or upcoming.

New Album: Symphoney

'Symphoney' Cover ©️Franck Martin
'Symphoney' Cover ©️Franck Martin

Read more about Symphoney

Video for NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2020




NPR Tiny Desk Contest is a yearly event to celebrate indie music from the USA

FM+1 Mystery Event, 16th Feb 2020, The Armory Club, SF

Phuturo and I organized one in January 2019 and June 2019 and many people came and we got many requests to do another one.
More information.

KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford, 4th and 8th Feb

I will be performing at
  • Sound Wheels on Tuesday 4th Feb 4pm PST
  • Day Of Noise on Saturday 8th Feb at 7:30am PST.
Listen Live

2019 Year in Review

Here is a review of 2019, with some info on what's coming up in 2020.
2019 Year review.

Get some awesome swag!

I have created an online shop so you can get some awesome items with a design inspired by my music. Ship worldwide!

Data Cult Audio August 2019

I created a piece for Data Cult Audio podcast. I was performer 0122. With one performer every week, this podcast has been running for the last 2 years, and has many modular synthesizer performers. A great place to discover artists and a really awesome podcast.

Music Landria Concert, August 2019




Quadraphonic performance followed by a master class at Music Landria in Sacramento, CA. I began to explore quadraphonic sound on my modular synthesizer and created a piece to perform in quadraphonic sound at Music Landria, a free synthesizer library. The performance was posted on Youtube as a 360 video with ambisonic sound followed by the Master Class where I answered questions from the audience.

North Beats Podcast interview June 2019

I was interviewed by KZZL for North Beats podcast. We talked about the local music industry and about all the hard work that go behind the scene to make your music known..

FM+1 Mystery Event, 23rd June 2019, The Armory Club, SF

Phuturo and I organized one in January 2019 and many people came and we got awesome feedback. So we are doing another one again.
More information.

Asheville, North Carolina concert April 2019




Just after Moogfest I went to perform in Asheville, the town of Moog Music Inc and Make Noise. It was at the local 604 bottle shop, which welcomes many Synth and Modular Synth performers. It is run by Kri Samadhi and Jamie Howton. Illumination Station was the first part and this concert was sponsored by Dr Steve (whom I met at Moogfest a few years earlier). I had just made the Spectravox at Moogfest and used it for this piece. It may have been the first performance with this instrument, world wide! I also had a DFAM in my modular synthesizer case that I built at Moogfest a few years earlier. I remember, after the performance, the kind words from Steve Dunnington, the creator of both instruments, who liked how I used the DFAM in this piece.

New Album: Elements

'Elements' Cover ©️Franck Martin
'Elements' Cover ©️Franck Martin

Read more about Elements

Performance at KZSU Day of Noise 2019




I performed live a piece during KZSU day of Noise 2019 (17th edition). KZSU is the student radio station at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and every year they invite performers for a 24 hours extravaganza of noise. Each performer has a time slot of 30 min or 1 hour. I sampled Caltrain arriving in station and used it to compose a piece on my modular Synthesizer. This was broadcasted live on the radio and on YouTube and It is the first performance on this video.

Video featured on NPR All songs considered blog




"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
https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2019/04/22/715114861/vote-whats-your-favorite-desk-in-the-wild-from-the-2019-tiny-desk-contest

FM+1 Mystery Event, 27th Jan 2019, The Armory Club, SF

Phuturo and I organized our first Mystery Event. Full house, awesome evening.
More information.