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Martin Fondse



Splendor is voor mij de uitvergroting en realisatiemogelijkheid van mijn fantasie: ongeremd verzinnen, creëren, samenwerken, uitvoeren en delen.

‘Hoofd’ wordt ‘repetitieruimte’, wordt ‘zaal’, wordt ‘wereld’, wordt ‘universum’.

Martin Fondse’s warm, dynamic and highly communicative music has been influenced by many sources and inspirations. Always searching for new and open ways of creating music,he establishes a remarkable balance between composition, improvisation, dialogue and personal expression. Martin’s works range from solo pieces to compositions for symphonic orchestras.

Martin Fondse (born on the island Tholen in the province Zeeland, The Netherlands 1967) has been awarded several international prizes, ranging from orchestral work to film music.

As a composer/arranger Martin collaborated with artists like Pat Metheny, Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskine, Doudou N’Diaye Rose, Vernon Reid, George Duke, Christina Branco, Eric Vloeimans, Ernst Reijseger, Mariza, Sezen Aksu, Nils Wogram, Gino Vannelli. Furthermore Martin recieved composition commission from orchestras like The Concertgebouw Orkest, Holland Symfonia, Limburgs Symfonisch Orkest, HR Big Band Frankfurt, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, The Meridian Arts Ensemble, Metropole Orkest.
His music has been featured on The North Sea Jazz Festival, Music Meeting, Holland Festival, Nederlandse Muziekdagen, Haagse Muziek Driedaagse, November Music.

Next to the piano Martins’ favorite instrument is the vibrandoneon, also described as a baroque version of the melodica.

Martin in Splendor:

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