Martin Thornton photographed by Ami Kang.

Martin began composing music in 1994. His first professional commission was in 1997 working with Theatre of Widdershins on their theatrical production of Rumpelstiltskin. He has since continued to compose music for film, theatre, concert hall and various exhibitions. Notable commissions include 2005 New York International Film & Video Festival award winner Do You Like Chinese?, 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe award winner The King’s Got Donkey’s Ears!, 2008 Washougal International Film Festival award winner Red Hood and 2011 Puppets On Film Festival award winner The Tree Man.

Martin also works as an assistant to Dominik Scherrer (The Missing, Ripper StreetMonroe, Agatha Christie’s Marple) and in addition to his compositional projects he has worked as a musical director, dubbing mixer, sound consultant, music supervisor, foley artist and sound designer.