Martin Ritter studied composition in Canada and currently lives in Graz, Austria. He writes both electronic as well as instrumental works and is performed across Europe, North America, and Asia. As a composer he is interested in the intersection of music, technology, and performance. As a researcher he works with digital tools in order to analyze and understand electronic music. His music and research are featured regularly at conferences and festivals such as ICMC, NIME, EMS, eContact!, Impuls, Darmstadt, ComposIt, MusCan, TENOR. He has received scholarships like the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the University of Calgary Technologies International Inc. Fellowship Scholarship, Alberta Innovates – Technologies Futures Scholarship, and the Joseph and Melitta KANDLER Scholarship for Advanced Music Study. 
He holds a DMA in composition from the University of British Columbia where his primary teachers were Drs. Keith Hamel and Robert Pritchard, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Computational Media Design at the University of Calgary with Drs. Friedemann Sallis and Jeffrey Boyd. At the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz he studied with Klaus Lang and Marko Ciciliani. 


Martin Ritter