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To our faithful listeners,

We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.

Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end. 
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.

thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the 
right direction.


Thank you for being a part of it.


James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

Elliott Martin

classical and jazz     99 listeners


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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 33) wrote:
Whoa, Elliot, glad to see you again. Have an awesome new year!
7 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!
7 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 33) wrote:
It's always good to come here and say you're amazing. You're amazing, Elliott. :) And thank you for sharing the music!
7 years ago
CherHarrington (level 37) wrote:
Just beautiful Elliott, absolutely beautiful, thank you....
7 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 33) wrote:
Thank you Elliott, your music is fantastic.
7 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.
7 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 33) wrote:
Tha latest one, but I like most of your songs. I was talking about Zeus and Hera.
7 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 33) wrote:
No way, thanks to you! For the beautiful song. :)
7 years ago
rafaelbrandao (level 33) wrote:
Your song has just touched my soul. Thanks! It was worth spending every single point on this one. :)
7 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! ^_^
7 years ago
rbowen (level 16) wrote:
Fantastic stuff. Thanks.
7 years ago
jirka (level 40) wrote:
Welcome to t61! Thanks for sharing your beautiful music, Elliott!
7 years ago