Martyn Ware
Martyn Ware

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Name: Martyn Ware
Occupation: Music Producer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 19, 1956
Age: 66
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Martyn Ware

Martyn Ware was born on May 19, 1956 in England (66 years old). Martyn Ware is a Music Producer, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Martyn Warenet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Known for founding and fronting the New Wave bands Heaven 17 and The Human League, this vocalist and keyboard player also had a career as a music producer. Martyn Ware's production credits include a 1994 Erasure album and several Vince Clarke projects.


Martyn Ware designed a three-dimensional, surround-sound exhibit for Sheffield, England's National Centre for Popular Music museum.

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Before Fame

Martyn Ware studied at the Edward VII School in Sheffield, England.

Biography Timeline


In the 1970s, Ware and synth player Ian Marsh teamed up to play as The Future and then as the Dead Daughters. In 1977 they formed The Human League with vocalist Philip Oakey and soon added Adrian Wright as "Director of Visuals" to create slide shows for their performances. They recorded a demo and signed with the Indie label Fast in 1978. The band was commercially and artistically successful, issuing "Being Boiled" as their first single, but Ware and Marsh left in 1980 over internal tensions, forming the British Electric Foundation.


The British Electric Foundation was an experimental production project that employed artists including Tina Turner, Sandie Shaw, and Gary Glitter. The band's first album in 1980 was the instrumental cassette-only release Music for Stowaways, followed in 1982 by Music of Quality and Distinction, Vol. 1 which featured vocalist Glenn Gregory. By this time, Ware and Marsh had already teamed with Gregory to form Heaven 17. Their first release was the single "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang," which was banned by the BBC. In 1983 they released the hit song "Temptation" which reached #2 on the music charts. The band went on hiatus in 1988, but reformed in 1990 and released Music of Quality and Distinction, Vol. 2. In 2005 Marsh left the band, but Ware and Gregory continued production.


Ware created a 3D surround sound auditorium for the National Centre for Popular Music in Sheffield – a museum of contemporary music and culture, launched with £15 million of National Lottery money, which opened in March 1999 and closed in July 2000. BBC News described the centre as having been "shunned" by visitors, and, despite a £2 million relaunch, the Centre closed. Despite this, Ware later used the surround sound technology to launch an Arts Council subsidised touring project called "The Future of Sound".


Ware's 3D music has also been used in an unusual noise suppression experiment undertaken in Brighton in 2011 on behalf of the Noise Abatement Society (NAS). During this experiment, which was an entry for the John Connell Technology Award, a six-point sound field was created using ethereal sound textures. This was played in the main shopping street in the city, West Street, with the intention of distracting people from the traffic noise.

Ware speaks regularly on music policy from the perspective of a creative person. His speaking engagements have included: "The future of copyright in Europe" at the British Library on 11 February 2011 for Copyright for Creativity; "The needs of creators, archivists, and educators in transforming creative works" at the European Parliament in Brussels on 14 June 2011; and two outreach events in Brussels in May 2012 in the Library of the European Parliament. He was also a keynote speaker at the Silicon Dreams festival in Leicestershire on 6 July 2013, where he performed with Heaven 17.


Ware is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London, a member of BAFTA, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a founder of 5D – the future of immersive design. In 2012 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from the University of London. He received a "Gold Badge Award" from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, & Authors (BASCA) in 2017.


Ware also completes sound installations as a "sonic muralist". In 2016 he released an 82-minute soundscape called Sounds of Our Shores, made up of sea coast sound clips sent in by the public.


He curated and produced 'Everything You Can Imagine Is Real' for the UK's National Portrait Gallery in 2017, to coincide with their Picasso Portraits exhibition. The event was inspired by Picasso's circle in Montmartre in the first decade of the 20th century. He arranged for the gallery becomes an artists’ colony featuring a wild cross-pollination of ideas, music, poetry, performance, art, film and dance. It included acts as diverse as the Radiophonic Workshop, Scanner, Feral Five and White Noise.


In November 2019, along with 34 other musicians, Ware signed a letter endorsing the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 2019 UK general election with a call to end austerity.

Family Life

Martyn Ware settled in the Primrose Hill district of London with his wife Landsley and his son Gabriel and daughter Elena.

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