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Tommy Martinez


Tommy Martinez is a New York City based composer and technologist working primarily through guitar, synthesis, electroacoustics and code. His projects often begin with computational research exploring physical sound models and psychoacoustic phenomena. He is interested in algorithmic approaches to music making, simulation, and manifestations of identity, tradition and history in electronic audio culture. He creates custom software, music, and schematics for creative systems and has performed at MoMA PS1, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Sawdust, Harvestworks and Pioneer Works. 

As a programmer and systems designer, Tommy has worked with Okkyung Lee, Laurie Anderson, Martine Syms, Kristin Lucas, Nicole Eisenman, Florian Meisenberg, Susie Ibarra, Toni Dove, Lea Bertucci, Meriem Bennani, Claudia Hart, Aria Dean, American Artist, Ryan Kuo and Stephanie Dinkins. His work as a collaborator and engineer has been exhibited at Artists Space, Asia Society, Simone Subal Gallery, Bridget Donahue Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Frieze London 2017, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Istanbul Biennial 2019, JTT Gallery, Koenig & Clinton, Ringling Museum of Art, Kunsthalle Basel, Reyes & Finn, Rubin Museum, Sadie Coles HQ, The Shed, ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the 2019 Whitney Biennial. 

Tommy Martinez served as an External Evaluator for the 2022 Just Tech Fellowship.