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Elliott Martin

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biography
I never really saw myself as a musician for a rather long time. Originally, I wanted to be an inventor -- come up with some of the next great scientific breakthroughs for mankind. This was until the 7th grade when I was forced to take music and discover my aptitude for the clarinet -- I was asked to join the exclusively grade 8 band.

For the next few years following I added another instrument to the list that I can play. Grade 8 it was the bass clarinet, alto sax in grade 9 and piano in grade 10.

It was also in grade 9 when I gained an appreciation for the art of composition when I attended a school concert and the concert band played a 20-minute montage of various John Williams themes.

I decided to try my own hand at writing music when my family bought an iMac G4 and I learned the basics behind using Garageband.

Today, I am majoring in music at the University of Ottawa. I co-write a lot of the instrumentals for a hip hop group called DMinor (signed under NC Recordz.) with Johnny Touch. I also write the soundtracks for the larger projects of Spot Light Productions -- an independent film company. Spot Light and NC Recordz are subsidiaries of Artistic Desire.
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rafaelbrandao (level 32) wrote:
Whoa, Elliot, glad to see you again. Have an awesome new year!
6 years ago
LMMS (level 30) wrote:
Elliot - way to go! My background is somewhat similar to yours, only I stuck with the science thing. No breakthroughs as of yet and often wonder if I should have just stayed with music now that I'm in the process of changing carrers - again. You play with your whole heart... That kind of passion isn't something you can learn - it's a gift. Keep living the dream, my friend!
6 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 32) wrote:
It's always good to come here and say you're amazing. You're amazing, Elliott. :) And thank you for sharing the music!
6 years ago
CherHarrington (level 37) wrote:
Just beautiful Elliott, absolutely beautiful, thank you....
6 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 32) wrote:
Thank you Elliott, your music is fantastic.
6 years ago
asurrian (level 10) wrote:
your piece triumph is fantastic and dies the name justice, but its very odd, i am a pianist myself and think that we both came up with the same 4 chord rift which lays as the bass for piece, Dmodal D with bflat a c,f,&b;, Cchord... it would be intriguing to know if that is the sequence and terribly coincidental at that.
6 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 32) wrote:
Tha latest one, but I like most of your songs. I was talking about Zeus and Hera.
6 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 32) wrote:
No way, thanks to you! For the beautiful song. :)
6 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 32) wrote:
Your song has just touched my soul. Thanks! It was worth spending every single point on this one. :)
6 years ago
bitsyinchina (level 25) wrote:
Re: Needs a Name:
Sounds like a hero's song... empowers you to go save the world! Really enjoyed it! ^_^
6 years ago
rbowen (level 10) wrote:
Fantastic stuff. Thanks.
6 years ago
jirka (level 40) wrote:
Welcome to t61! Thanks for sharing your beautiful music, Elliott!
6 years ago
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