Robert Luke Martin

Conductor, Organist, Concert Production

Robert Martin and the Studio Orchestra at Lou Rosen's Senior Recital
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Robert Martin and the Studio Orchestra at Lou Rosen's Senior Recital

As part of the Studio Orchestra at BCCM’s mission, they will appear and premiere a new orchestra work by Lou Rosen, senior composition major at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB.

The Studio Orchestra at BCCM is a student ensemble that focuses on the other side of an orchestral musician’s career. New works, media music, and recording sessions are all a part of the orchestra’s season.

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Morning GSdOnust: A Nerdy Networking Breakfast Panel at MAGFest
Jan
5
8:00 AM08:00

Morning GSdOnust: A Nerdy Networking Breakfast Panel at MAGFest


Join members of various Gamer Symphony Orchestras and other game music ensembles to level up your social stats and hopefully add some new names to your friend lists too! Networking may sound intimidating, but it's really just a fancy word for making new friends that you want to work with on cool stuff, and there's no better place to make new friends than MAGFest! Attendees are encouraged to bring their best networking tips, stories, and business cards, because this is NOT a lecture. We'll be having a round-table discussion on how to effectively network and collaborate with both individuals and groups, making new friends and talking about nerdy things along the way. Stop by, you never know who you might meet!

More information about the specific panel can be found here

More information about MAGFest can be found at www.magfest.org

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Wave the Wind Waker: A Conducting Workshop at MAGFest 2019
Jan
4
5:00 PM17:00

Wave the Wind Waker: A Conducting Workshop at MAGFest 2019

  • Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The gestures and methods that conductors have used to bring our favorite orchestral soundtracks remain an arcane mystery to many. This workshop aims to pierce the veil by providing select attendees the rare opportunity to take the podium and direct a chamber orchestra as they perform choice repertoire from top VGM soundtracks. The workshop will begin with a lecture and demonstration by experienced conductors of the GSO Maryland, the Irish Video Game Orchestra, and the Game Music Ensemble at UCLA. However, the bulk of the workshop will be time spent giving individualized instruction to our participants.

More information can be found at our facebook event.

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Q-Concert IV
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Q-Concert IV

Robert Martin and the Irish Video Game Orchestra returns for their fourth year at Q-Con XXV. Sit back and relax as the music takes you back to your favourite video game moments whether that be setting off on an epic adventure in the world of Elder Scrolls, stealthily taking down enemies in Metal Gear Solid or figuring out fun puzzles in Super Mario Odyssey. Anime fans are also welcome as we also take a journey into the classics of Studio Ghibli and many more.

Tickets for the weekend are available at www.q-con.org.uk

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Q-Concert IV
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Q-Concert IV

Robert Martin and the Irish Video Game Orchestra returns for their fourth year at Q-Con XXV. Sit back and relax as the music takes you back to your favourite video game moments whether that be setting off on an epic adventure in the world of Elder Scrolls, stealthily taking down enemies in Metal Gear Solid or figuring out fun puzzles in Super Mario Odyssey. Anime fans are also welcome as we also take a journey into the classics of Studio Ghibli and many more.

Tickets for the weekend are available at www.q-con.org.uk

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Irish Video Game Orchestra at Riverside Theatre
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Irish Video Game Orchestra at Riverside Theatre

Robert Luke Martin conducts his orchestra, the Irish Video Game Orchestra in the first of a string of concerts this summer. 

An immersive new concert comes to Coleraine for the first time. 
Established in 2015, the IVGO has been stunning audiences throughout the UK and Ireland with its thrilling light and visuals playing the very best music that video games have to offer. Enjoy Ireland’s only gaming orchestra as they play classics from some of the most popular video games of all time, such as The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Whether you’re a gamer, a music lover, or simply interested in something different, why not come and get your game on.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS CAN BE FOUND HERE

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Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Video Game Masterworks

Robert Martin leads the Studio Orchestra and Choir at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Video Game Masterworksa concert of some of the most well known video game soundtracks of all time, including The Legend of ZeldaSuper Mario Bros., League of Legends, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Halo.

More information and ticket details available here

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Songs of Love & Farewell
Jul
23
4:00 PM16:00

Songs of Love & Farewell

Songs of Love & Farewell is a farewell concert to Otterbein United Methodist Church, where Robert has served the past year as their Interim Director of Music Ministries. In August, Robert will be travelling to Long Beach, California to begin studying Conducting at the Bob Cole Conservatory. 

This concert will feature all sorts of favorites from the Celtic Nations, Broadway, and Disney. It is also a free concert, but audience members may pay what they feel is appropriate at the end. 

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Panel Discussion at PAX WEST 2016
Sep
5
2:00 PM14:00

Panel Discussion at PAX WEST 2016

Join Robert Luke Martin, Jose Daniel Ruiz, Emmanuel Lagumbay, Tyler Modesto, Ann Zeng, and May Claire La Planted as they discuss creating and developing video game music performance groups at PAX West 2016 in Seattle, Washington. 

From the PAX website: 

In the early 2000s, video game music began to be recognized by professional orchestras as concertworthy by both its measure of artistic merit and the passionate audiences it attracts. Acts such as Video Games Live have paved the way for a new scene taking place throughout colleges nationwide. Join the founders of these ensembles as they share their experiences and how YOU can become involved in bringing the joy of game music to your own community, no matter what your musical background may be.

PANELISTS:

Jose Daniel Ruiz [Founder and Music Director, Game Music Ensemble at UCLA], Robert Luke Martin [Founding Music Director and Manager, Irish Video Game Orchestra], Emmanuel Lagumbay [Founder and Director, The Summoners Orchestra], Tyler Modesto [Founder & Former President, 8-bit Orchestra at University of Delaware], Ann Zeng [Founder and Admin Director, Game Music Ensemble at UCLA], May Claire La Plante [Founding Choral Conductor, Game Music Ensemble at UCLA]

 

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