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Lecture by Martyn Ware

Image of a Keyboard Martyn Ware, a founding member of The Human League, gives a lecture at BU’s Marconi lecture theatre.

On May 2 Matryn Ware is coming to BU to deliver a guest lecture in the Marconi lecture theatre. The talk takes place at 2pm and is sponsored by the EMERGE research group.

Martyn was a founding member of The Human League in 1978 and since has enjoyed outstanding success within the music industry. As a record producer and artist he has featured on recordings totaling over 50 million sales worldwide, producing amongst others Tina Turner, Terence Trent D'Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond and Mavis Staples.

In 1980 he formed the production company/label British Electric Foundation in 1980 and founded Heaven 17 the same year. In total, Martyn has written, performed and produced two Human League, two BEF and nine Heaven 17 albums.

He founded Illustrious Company with Vince Clarke in 2001 to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique three-dimensional sound technology, in collaboration with fine artists, the performing arts and corporate clients around the world.

Clients of Illustrious Company include: BP, the British Council, The Science Museum, The Royal Ballet, Amnesty International, the V&A Museum, Mute Records, BBC TV, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, BAFTA, Museum Of London, Tate Britain.

In addition to this, Martyn has created sonic architectural works in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2006 as well as producing and presenting an ongoing series of events entitled Future Of Sound in the UK and around the world.

Martyn’s list of academic commitments is equally as impressive as his other achievements. He is a Visiting Professor at C4DM at Queen Mary College, University of London, a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a patron of Arts & Business, a member of the LA-based international think-tank group Matter, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, a member of the Writers Guild of America and a founder member of 5D (a US based organisation promoting all aspects of immersive design).

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