Martin Slade

Thesis title: Creating electronic music with a neurodiverse mind, (creativity with Autism/ADHD.)

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I am a Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, and Artist and have been creating electronic music since the late 1990's.

I have been influenced by electronic music from an early age. My Father used to play me Jean Michel Jarre, Tomita and Vangelis records at the tender age of five, in the mid 1970's.

I took an interest in other electronic artists in the 1990’s such as William Orbit, The Chemical Brothers and Orbital. I began playing guitar at a very early age and bass in my teens. In the early 1990's I took an interest in playing rock flute after becoming a fan of bands such as Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Gong, Ozric Tentacles and Peter Gabriel with Genesis.

In the late 1990's I trained for four years in music, at a community college, (where I learnt music theory, composition, music technology, guitar and bass guitar and keyboards,) and later for three years at University, studying popular music. I also studied a Masters Degree in electronic music.

My biggest electronic influences are Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Tomita, Orbital, The Egg, Afro Celt Sound System, The Euphoria series, William Orbit and many more. I find electronic music quite fascinating and am highly motivated by my musical influences.

Interests: Music, Art, Video games and Video game design, Spiritualism/Paganism

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Supervisors: Oliver Carmen, Matthew Fairclough