Martin Fondse

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Martin Fondse (February 20, 1967, Bergen Op Zoom) is a Dutch pianist and composer. He also plays the vibrandoneon, the baroque version of the melodica. He is a composer and arranger in the fields of jazz and contemporary music and he leads the Martin Fondse Orchestra (formerly known as 'Starvinsky Orkestar').

Discography[edit]

as main artist:

  • 1995 8 x g! - Martin Fondse Oktemble (Rollercoaster Records)
  • 1998 Upperground - Martin Fondse Oktemble (BV Haast)
  • 2001 Ere Ibeji - Martin Fondse Oktemble (BV Haast)
  • 2003 Two Suites - HR Big Band (HR)
  • 2003 Zoom Zoo - Groove Troopers (JJ-Tracks)
  • 2008 Fragrant Moondrops - Martin Fondse & Starvinsky Orkestar (Basta Music)
  • 2009 Martian Art - XLJAZZ (BK Disk)
  • 2010 Key Figures - Martin Fondse & Wolfert Brederode (Orgelpark)
  • 2010 Martian Club - XLJAZZ (BK Disk)
  • 2011 Martian World - XLJAZZ (BK Disk)
  • 2012 Testimoni - Martin Fondse, with Eric Vloeimans & Matangi Quartet (Basta Music)
  • 2013 Talismã - Morais & Martin Fondse Project (BK Disk)
  • 2013 Sensitive Material - BEAM feat. Markus Stockhausen - producer, pianist

as a composer/arranger/side man:

  • 2014 Memento - Remy van Kesteren (Kes Think Big Music) - composer, arranger
  • 2014 Beatrix met hart en ziel (DVD) - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (NBECD) - composer
  • 2014 De Waan van de Dag - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (NBECD) - composer
  • 2013 Evensong - Eric Vloeimans (Challenge Classics) - composer, arranger
  • 2013 Kross Over - Tania Kross (Challenge Classics) - composer
  • 2013 Still Listening - Phaedra Kwant - vibrandoneonist
  • 2013 Zonde - Freek de Jonge - pianist
  • 2012 Impulse - Clint Allen - composer, pianist, producer
  • 2012 Gunder - Daniel Lohues - arranger
  • 2011 Basement Jaxx vs Metropole Orkest - arranger
  • 2011 Oud? - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (NBECD) - composer
  • 2011 Radio Berlijn - Bløf (EMI Music) - arranger
  • 2011 Amstel Raga - Amstel Quartet - composer
  • 2010 The Midge - Andy Bruce & the Rigidly Righteous - piano, flute, melodica
  • 2010 On The Other Hand - Ties Mellema - composer
  • 2008 Eraze Una Vez - Tango Extremo - composer
  • 2006 The Bauer Melody of 2006 - arranger, composer
  • 2005 Chamber Works - Terry Bozzio - arranger
  • 2000 Me, Myself and I - Eric van der Westen (EWM Music) - composer, producer
  • 2000 I Eye Myself - Mete Erker/Blink (EWM Music) - producer
  • 1994 First Floor - Eric Vloeimans (Challenge Records) - composer

Filmography[edit]

  • 2004 Vent - Erik van Schaaik (Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2007 Soufiane - Natasja André de la Porte (Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2007 Dennis P. - Pieter Kuijpers (arrangement title song: Martin Fondse)
  • 2008 The Phantom of the Cinema- Erik van Schaaik (Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2010 Witte Hond - Natasja André de la Porte (Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2010 Pecker - Erik van Schaaik (Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2010 Overmorgen - Natasja André de la Porte (Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2011 My Long Distance Friend - Carina Molier (additional music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2011 Audition - Udo Prinsen (Music: Eric Vloeimans & Martin Fondse)
  • 2013 Fallin' Floyd - Albert 't Hooft & Paco Vink (Music: Martin Fondse)

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 Best Short Film Adult Jury & Young Jury Young About International Film festival, Bologna. Fallin' Floyd - (Albert 't Hooft & Paco Vink Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2013 VNAP Vakprijs Holland Animation FIlm Festival Fallin' Floyd - (Albert 't Hooft & Paco Vink Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2013 Audience Award Holland Animation Film Festival, Fallin' Floyd - (Albert 't Hooft & Paco Vink Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2013 Best 2D Animation Neum Animated Film Festival, Fallin' Floyd - (Albert 't Hooft & Paco Vink Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2012 Edison Award Jazz National
  • 2011 Best International Film Black Rock Animation Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland - Audition (Director: Udo Prinsen Music: Eric Vloeimans & Martin Fondse)
  • 2011 Best Animation Award Leids Film Festival - Audition (Director: Udo Prinsen Music: Eric Vloeimans & Martin Fondse)
  • 2009 Dutch entry for the Oscars, Animated Shorts (USA) - Phantom of the Cinema (Direction: Erik van Schaaik Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2009 Grand Prize and Trophy at Anim’est international film festival Romania - Phantom of the Cinema (Direction: Erik van Schaaik Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2009 Winner of the Grand Prize and Trophy at Anim’est international film festival Romania - Phantom of the Cinema (Direction: Erik van Schaaik Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2007 Award Francisco Garcia De Paso, Huesca International Short Film Festival (ES) - Soufiane (director: Natasja André de la Porte Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2006 International Working Animated Film Festival RFAF 2006 (Bosnia- Herzegovina) - Best music (Vent)
  • 2005 Cinanima Espinho 2005 (Portugal) - Best music (Vent)
  • 2004 Fipresci award, Annecy, France - Vent (Direction: Erik van Schaaik Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2004 1st prize at the International Festival of animationfilms Bimini in Latvia Vent (Direction: Erik van Schaaik Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2004 Nominated best short film and best sound design at the Holland Film Meeting 2004 - Vent (Direction: Erik van Schaaik Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2004 Grand Prix for best short film at The Kyoto Kinder Film Fest - Vent (Direction: Erik van Schaaik Music: Martin Fondse)
  • 2002 Nominated for Bird Award, artist deserving wider recognition, North Sea Jazz festival
  • 1998 2nd Prize Euror' Jazz Big Band Association, Paris, France
  • 1996 1st Prize Julius Hemphill Award (Jazz Composers Alliance), Boston, USA
  • 1993 3rd Prize Euro Jazz Contest, Hoeilaart, Belgium

Composition commissions[edit]

  • 2014 'Rosefire': new songs for mezzo soprano, trumpet, piano & string quartet
  • 2014 ZomerOrkest Nederland - Twin Moon Rising
  • 2014 World Trombone Quartet - new work
  • 2014 Matangi Quartet - new work
  • 2013 'The Bridge' for Martin Fondse Orchestra & Lenine: new instrumental music and arrangements of Lenine's favourites
  • 2011 'Far, East, South' for Doelenensemble Rotterdam & Steffen Schorn
  • 2010 New Composition for Clazz Ensemble, in collaboration with Jacob TV
  • 2009 'Uncle M.' for Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Eric Vloeimans
  • 2009 '4 Seasons in 1 Day', composition for Doudou N'Diaye Rose, Saxophone Quartet (Artvark), Drums (Peter Erskine), Bass (Eric van der Westen), Percussion Ensemble (Anumadutchi)
  • 2009 Half/Half for Gelders Fanfare Orkest & eric Vloeimans
  • 2009 Bollywood Medley for Amstel Saxophone Quartet & [Niti Ranjan Biswas]
  • 2009 Theatre Music for Boogaerdt/vanderSchoot: Martha Loves George
  • 2008 Composition for 'Sintonize', project of modern dance company Cisne Negro, São Paulo and Silent Disco (NL)
  • 2006 'Primer Dark' for Symphonic Orchestra & Clarinet Solo for Holland Symfonia (NL) & Claudio Puntin
  • 2006 'Swinging Old Lady' for Nederlandse Muziekdagen - Work for Tania kross, Izaline Callister & Metropole Orchestra
  • 2005 'Fester' for Doelenensemble Rotterdam & Eric Vloeimans
  • 2004 'City Lights', Suite for Jazz Orchestra & Trumpet Solofor HR Big Band, Frankfurt (De) & Eric Vloeimans
  • 2003 'All in the Family', composition commission from Jazz international Rotterdam (NL)
  • 2003 'Cottacatya!', Suite for Jazz Orchestra for HR Big Band, Frankfurt (De)
  • 2002 'Cactus', The Annual Composition Commission from North Sea Jazz Festival (NL)

Collaborations[edit]

  • 2013 Martin Fondse Orchestra & Lenine: 'The Bridge'
  • 2012 Martin Fondse Orchestra & Roberto Sion: 'Homelands'
  • 2012 Gregory Porter & Metropole Orchestra - arrangements
  • 2011 Martin Fondse Orchestra & Matthew Herbert, November Music (NL)
  • 2004 Vernon Reid & Metropole Orchestra - Holland Festival (NL), compositions, arrangements
  • 2004 Manu Dibango & Metropole Orchestra - Dunya Festival (NL), compositions
  • 2003 Pat Metheny & Metropole Orchestra - arrangements
  • 1999 Carleen Anderson & Metropole Orchestra - arrangements

References[edit]

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