A French composer born May 2, 1964 in Lorient.
With a diploma in acoustics from the University of Lyons, Martial Robert developed a passion for electroacoustic music and especially for the work of Pierre Schaeffer. He trained notably at the conservatories of Lyons and Paris, and studied musicology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. The holder of a doctorate in musicology and communication, he is the author of analytical biographies of Pierre Schaeffer and Ivo Malec.
Robert cofounded Ousonmupo (OUvroir du SONore et du MUsical POtentiels) as well as the research studio Art3mix, dedicated to the creation of artistic forms combined with new technologies.
Martial Robert has composed mainly works for fixed sounds and mixed works, in a style that proclaims his independence: Les illusions spectrales for brass quintet and fixed sounds (1985), premiered by the ensemble TM+; Office de nuit for fixed sounds (1985, revised 2008), first performed in Bourges in the Synthèse festival; Le mets céleste for fixed sounds (1986), piece written for the restaurant La Tour Rose in Lyons; Trio for Icha for flute, horn, harp, cello and piano (1987), first performed by the ensemble de L’Itinéraire; Réviolégie, commissioned by the French State for actor, chorus, large brass band and fixed sounds (1989); Pas un mot? for fixed sounds and images (2010); Petit extrême for vibraphone and ondes Martenot (2015), premiered in 2017 in the Auditorium Saint Germain in Paris; Visions of Gilbert…Sons d’Orphée for images and fixed sounds (2016).