Music for Insomniacs

Annie Martin

November 28, 2008

Annie Martin is delighted to present and launch a new audio CD project, “music for insomniacs''. Composed of a suite of compositions based on sounds from the intimate domestic sphere, “music for insomniacs” explores listening as presence. Sounds consciously produced by playing everyday objects and musical children’s toys- the crystalline resonance of the everyday- are transformed through juxtaposition to become quasi-musical soundscapes. This work will be available as an artist’s multiple and will be the basis for multi-channel audio installation.

“Music for insomniacs'' is the second in a series of audio CD projects by Martin. The first in the series, “relaxation: songs for city dwellers'' mimicked relaxation music, integrating urban field recordings, and was exhibited as an installation in Aural Cultures at the Walter Phillips Gallery in 2005 and Found at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery in 2007.

Annie Martin is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Lethbridge, Alberta. Her work in recent years has spanned installation, audio aer, listening walks, and short video works. Martin’s work has been exhibited across Canada, as well as in the US and UK. Upcoming exhibitions include an In Situ residency and exhibition at AxeNéo7 in 2009.