Martyn Ware

Location London

Founder of Heaven 17 and Illustrious - record producer, synthesist and 3D soundscape designer

Sound Designer Musician Record Producer
42 Projects

Work History

Board Member
Jun 2018 – Present
London, United Kingdom
Tileyard Education
Feb 2017 – Present
Kings Cross, London
British Electric Foundation
Jan 1980 – Present
Production umbrella for record production and more recently large scale live performances - featuring world famous singers
British Electric Foundation
Oct 1980 – Present
Advisory Board Member
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.
Jul 2017 – Present
University of Nebraska
Practitioner In Residence
Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design
Jun 2017 – Present
London, United Kingdom
Visting Lecturer
Faculty of Media and Arts, University of Hamburg
May 2017 – Present
Ongoing development of immersive applied soundscaping course
Board Trustee
Street Sports Hope
Oct 2016 – Present
Sierra Leone
Registered charity providing education and sporting opportunities for disadvantaged children and families in Sierra Leone
House Of Imagination
Aug 2016 – Present
Bath, United Kingdom
In Place of War
Jan 2017 – Present
Representing the values of In Place Of War - an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of young people in places of conflict worldwide
May 2001 – Present
Founder and Creative Director of this immersive, three-dimensional surround sound and bespoke composition company
Founder Member
Heaven 17
May 1980 – Present
member of electronic popular group
Founder member
5D - The Future Of Immersive Design
Jul 2005 – Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
A member of the core team exploring commercial and artistic applications for a range of state-of-the-art technologies, helping to create convergent art solutions. Martyn's speciality is creation of immersive, three-dimensional compositions and sound design.
National Portrait Gallery
Jan 2017
London, United Kingdom
Curator of large-scale artist late-night event entitled 'Everything You Can Imagine Is Real'
Board Member
Featured Artist Coalition
Jan 2011 – Oct 2015
Creative Director and Co-Founder
Sonic ID
Sep 2005 – Nov 2011
composer of sonic branding and director
Future Of Sound LTD.
Oct 2005 – May 2010
creative director and presenter
interactive committee member
2003 – 2007
board member
Visting lecturer
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Jun 2006 – Jul 2006
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Post graduate specialist lecturing re immersive soundscaping
Founder board member
Owls Trust
Sep 1999 – Sep 2005
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Board member
The Human League
Jul 1978 – May 1980
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
founder of seminal electronic pop group


Honorary Doctorate and Visiting Professor
Queen Mary College, University Of London
2006 – 2024
King Edward VII Grammar School, Sheffield
1968 – 1974
Tileyard Education