My work often focuses on the sonic terrain between music and spoken word. A melody is a story and a story is a melody. I consider this a sub-genre. That’s why this new website is divided into three main categories: sound Installation, radio, and music/performance, which includes composer commissions, performances, and recordings. Enjoy carousing through the listening samples and broadcasts!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
The Music of Yiddish Blessings and Curses installation was a collaboration with the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. Paul Brody interviewed Yiddish...
Music/Video Sound Installation by Paul Brody and Michael Grossmann Premiered at the HochX Living Arts Theater in Munich, Germany...
The David Marton group is a collective of musicians and actors who explore the intersection of music and theater. Currently the group has two productions at the Munich Kammerspiele, a Marcel Duchamp inspired version of La Sonnambula, and a stage adaptation Kerouac's On the Road. The 2019 production will take the Marton Ensemble to the Vidy Theater in Lausanne, Switzerland. The premier is at the Vienna Theater Festival, with following performances in Paris, Belfort, Vélizy, und Montreuil, Weimar. More dates are being planned.
1. Composer/soloist selected recordings including Paul Brody's Sadawi (Tzadik and Enja Records. 2002-2017)
2. Composer/producer selected recordings: Children's CD productions in English for Oetinger publishing.
3. Ensemble player and guest. Selected recordings on Piranha, Orient, Laika, Jazzwerkstatt, Traumton, Potomak, Traumton, Virgin, EMI records.
Growing Hope is an extension of another WDR (West German Radio) documentary, Most Wanted Poets. While visiting prison classes...
Awards & Grants
University of Virginia, Artist in Residence in music, German studies, Jewish Studies. 2018
Prix Europa – The European Broadcasting Festival. Talking Melody-Singing Story. 2017
Schoeneberg Neighborhood Arts Fund Grant (Kiezfond): Rote Insel Geschichten. (Collecting stories and images of the Red Island neighbourhood) Photography & story collecting project with youth and jazz musicians. 2016Read More