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Peter Vogel: The Sound of Shadows Documentary

A documentary film investigating the life and work of pioneering sound artist Peter Vogel

Film Sound

A phenomenological approach starting with the soundtracks of specific films

Sounding out the Museum - Peter Vogel Retrospective Exhibition

A retrospective exhibition of the pioneering sound artist Peter Vogel will take place at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts.

Research activity

Repository holdings

Number of items: 13.

Martin, Jean and Butzmann, Frieder (2018) Sound design In: Hentschel, F. and Moormann, P., eds. Filmmusik: Ein alternatives Kompendium. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 247-275. ISBN 9783658112373

Martin, Jean (2015) Peter Strickland's film soundtracks: a world of dreams, nostalgia and fear Glissando, 26. pp. 160-167. ISSN 1733-4098

Martin, Jean (2013) Günter Klück. Berlin – Ecke Schönhauser In: Felsmann, Klaus-Dieter, ed. Klang der Zeiten. Musik im DEFA-Spielfilm – Eine Annäherung. Bertz + Fischer Verlag, Berlin, Berlin, pp. 207-211. ISBN 9783865054029 (Submitted)

Martin, Jean (2013) Paul Dessau. Du und mancher Kamerad In: Felsmann, Klaus-Dieter, ed. Klang der Zeiten. Musik im DEFA-Spielfilm – Eine Annäherung. Bertz + Fischer Verlag, Berlin, Berlin, pp. 198-202. ISBN 9783865054029

Martin, Jean (2013) Reiner Bredemeyer. Bye-Bye Wheelus In: Klaus-Dieter, Felsmann, ed. Klang der Zeiten. Musik im DEFA-Spielfilm – Eine Annäherung. Bertz + Fischer Verlag, Berlin, Berlin, pp. 223-226. ISBN 9783865054029

Martin, Jean (2013) Landscape, soundscape, taskscape in the films The Hurt Locker (2008), Katalin Varga (2009) The New Soundtrack, 3 (2). pp. 123-136. ISSN 2042-8855

Butzmann, Frieder and Martin, Jean (2012) Filmgeräusch: Wahrnehmungsfelder eines Mediums Wolke Verlag, Hofheim, Germany. ISBN 9783936000979

Martin, Jean and Gleeson, Conall (2011) The sound of shadows: Peter Vogel [Exhibition]

Martin, Jean (2011) Peter Vogel's Interactive Sound Art WERGO, Mainz, Germany.

Martin, Jean and Gleeson, Conall (2011) Peter Vogel: The Sound of Shadows. A documentary by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson [Digital and visual media]

Martin, Jean (2010) Being there: the creative use of location and post-production sound in documentaries In: de Jong, Wilma, Rothwell, Jerry and Knudsen, Erik, eds. Creative documentary: theory and practice. Pearson, London, UK, pp. 287-304.

Martin, Jean and Gleeson, Conall (2008) Sounding out the museum II Francis Bacon Studio [Performance]

Karikis, Mikhail, Martin, Jean, Gleeson, Conall and Cunningham, Amy (2008) Sounding out the museum: tête-à-tête [Performance]

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Further research and professional activities 



Three articles on the music in the films: Berlin Ecke Schönhauser (1957), Du und Mancher Kamerad (1956), Bye Bye Wheelus (1971) in:

Klang der Zeiten. Musik im DEFA-Spielfilm – Eine Annäherung (edited Klaus-Dieter Felsmann), Bertz + Fischer Verlag, Berlin, November 2013
Funded by the DEFA foundation


Filmgeräusch - Wahrnehmungsfelder eines Mediums

Frieder Butzmann / Jean Martin, Wolke Verlag, Hofheim 2012

(Film sound - ways of perceiving, Book, 272 pages)


Curation of Peter Vogel exhibition at University of Brighton Gallery; Jean Martin andConall GleesonDetails of The Sound of Shadows exhibition and symposium

Peter Vogel - The Sound of Shadows. Documentary film directed by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson; published by WERGO MV 8055 (a shortened version can be viewed on vimeo watched nearly 50k times)



MGG, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, The Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol 15, Bärenreiter Verlag, Kassel, 2005.

Entries: Smalley, Dennis; Chatham, Rhys (2008, Supplement).

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"Landscape, soundscape, taskscape in the films The Hurt Locker (2008), Katalin Varga (2009)". in: The New Soundtrack 3.2 (2013): 123–136, Edinburgh University Press

"What I do is live-musique-concrete." Hugh Davies obituary (23 April 1943 - 1 January 2005) in: World New Music Magazine No 15, Spring 2005, also: MusikTexte104, February 2005.

"What I do is live-musique concréte. Hugh Davies 23.4.1943 - 1.1.2005" in: World New Music Magazine 15, Cologne, April 2005, p.54-55."Musique concréte live. Zum Tod von Hugh Davies (1943-2005)" in: MusikTexte 104, Feb 2005, p.79.

"Szeneradio - unzensiert. Der ungewöhnliche Londoner Sender ResonanceFM." (About London resonanceFM independent radio station) in: MusikTexte 97, May 2003, p.105-106.

"Richard Steinitz: György Ligeti. Music of the Imagination." Book review in:MusikTexte 106, August 2005, p. 97-98.

"Klassikprogramm oder multikulturelles Musik-Netzwerk. Das BBC Radio 3" (about BBC Radio 3) in: MusikTexte 93, May 2002, p. 70-75.

"Vom Singen in der Wüste. Der französische Komponist Tristan Murail" in: MusikTexte 83, March 2000, p. 5-7.

"Weltsinfonie für das Millenium. Tan Duns '2000 Today' in London" in: MusikTexte83, March 2000, p. 50.

"Interview with Michael Nyman" in: World New Music Magazine 8, Cologne April 1998, p. 73-80.

"Von Clair zu Cameron. Die Emanzipation der Geräusche im Film" (The Emancipation of Sounds in Film) in: epd Film 7/98, Frankfurt a.M. July 1998, p. 26-33.

"Der englische Improvisationsgittarist Derek Bailey" in: MusikTexte 75, August 1998, p. 29-32.

"Musique concréte live. Der Instrumentenerfinder und Performer Hugh Davies" in:MusikTexte 75, August 1998, p.36-39.

"Trevor Wishart: Audible Design" (Book review) in: Positionen 9/1996

"Der englische Komponist Gavin Bryars" in: Positionen 25, Nov. 1995, p.34-37.

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Music Compositions


Music Box for 5 mechanical music boxes, viola and electronics, Kings Place, London, 22 Oct 2010 with Conall Gleeson, Ensemble Scratch the Surface.


Cromwell's Sorrow, for Vl, Vla, Bass performed on 21 June 2008 in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Nimes as part of Fete de la Musique.

Viola Pulse for Viola and 2-Channel electronic sounds ( premier Brighton 15 May 2008. Also 12th Nov 2008, Waterville, Co. Kerry, 14th Nov 2008, Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre, 16th Nov 2008 in Dublin, Hugh Lane Gallery. Irish Times review at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2008/1119/1227026408193.html.


Still for recorder, bass clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello. Length: 6’40, performed by Ensemble Scratch the Surface on 9 May 2007 in SBT, University of Brighton.


Chrome White for String Quartet, sine tones tuned to the series of natural harmonics and 4-Channel sound distribution. Duration: ~8 min. First performance: 10 May 2006, with Scratch the Surface String Quartet, Brighton Fringe Festival at Sallis Bennie Theatre, University of Brighton.


Aus den Tageszeiten (The Times of the Day) for stereo Tape and live Saxophones + Clarinets with Friedemann Graef, performed at Ballhaus Naunyn Strasse and BKA, Berlin in the Concert Series 'Unerhörte Musik' (Unheard Music). Length: 28 min. Berlin May 1989.

Music for TV, Film and Media


Image Recoder. Producer: Richard Colson. Sound: Jean Martin. Interactive audio-visual installation. Watermans Art Centre London, www.kwomodo.com, 2-21 December, 2006.


Nibha and the Elephants. Producer: Harry Marshall. 30 min documentary, August 1999.

Lumley In Bhutan. Director: Hugh Thompson. Producer: Laura Marshall, Icon Films, Bristol. 55 min documentary for BBC, November 1997.

The Elephant Men. Director and Producer: Harry Marshall. Producer: Icon Films, Bristol. 55 min documentary for Channel 4, WNet New York, March 1996.

Warrior Island - Korowai. Director: Richard Wawman. Producer: Essential TV. 50 min documentary for Discovery Channel, 1996.

Warrior Island - Yali. Director: Wayne Derrick. Producer: Richard Wawman, Essential TV. Documentary for Discovery Channel, 1996.

Confessions of an Arms Dealer. Director and Producer: Harry Marshall. Producer: Icon Films, Bristol. 15 min history film, 1995.

A Bushman Story. Director: Wayne Derrick. Producer: Richard Wawman, Essential TV (Overseas) Ltd. 50 min documentary for Discovery Channel, 1995.

Non-Sense oder Der letzte Akt feature film with George Tabori. Song: Herzblut. Director: Michael Simbruk. 1982.

Music for Radio, Dance and Theatre


Intimate Death. BBC Radio 4; 5 x 15 min programmes. Producer: Loftus Productions, 22-26 June 1998.

Schrei über den Fluss. 'Shout Across The River' by Stephen Poliakoff. Theater der Freien Volksbühne. Director: Werner Heinrichmöller (June 1992). / Im Dickicht der Städte. In the Swamp, by Berthold Brecht. Theater der Freien Volksbühne, (Berlin March 1987); Director: Karl Kneidl. / Liebe und Magie. Amore e Magia Nella Cucina di Mamma. Lina Wertmüller. Theater der Freien Volksbühne, Berlin November 1987; Director: Peter Palitzsch. / Totale. Piece for Dance and Film. Theathermanufaktur, Berlin 1987. Choreography: Regina Baumgart. Film: Thomas Kiesel. Music: Jean Martin. / Rivalen. Piece for Modern Dance and film. Ein Stück für Tanz und Film (a piece for dance, film and music) Theathermanufaktur, Berlin 1985, 1988. Choreography: Regina Baumgart. Film: Thomas Kiesel. Music: Jean Martin.



European Film sound network - a online portal for practitioners and researchers. Conference presentation at the X. Symposium of Film music research in Kiel


"Echoes of the Past" presented at the 2nd international Sound Studies conference at the University of Copenhagen, organised by the European Sound Studies Association ESSA.


Presented paper on "Leitmotivisches Sound Design in The Hurt Locker (2008) und Katalin Varga (2009)" at the film music symposium (4–6 July 2013), University of Heidelberg. www.filmmusik.uni-kiel.de/tagung.php


Presentation "Soundscape composition in the films The Hurt Locker (2008) andKatalin Varga (2010)" at the Film & Media Conference London 2012


Curated a symposium (14 Oct 2012) during the Peter Vogel exhibition at University of Brighton. Guest speakers included Nye Parry, Derek Shiel, David Toop, Max Eastley, Kersten Glandien.


Music and the Moving Image, New York University, 21-23 May 2010, paper presentation, 'Being there. The Creative use of Sound in Documentary Films'.

Radio Broadcasts


BBC Radio 3, Hear & Now, participating in a programme about various German composers: Wolfgang Rihm, Benjamin Schweitzer, Torsten Rasch and Barbara Heller. Broadcast on 19 Feb 2011 


BBC Radio 3, Hear & Now, participating in a programme on Detlev Glanert (2 May 2009)

German Public Radio 

Features and reviews for German Public Radio stations: Deutschlandradio DLR, Deutschlandfunk, Südwestfunk SWF, Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR, Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR, Hessischer Rundfunk HR.

Composer portraits and features (45 mins):

Das BBC Radio 3: Klassikprogramm oder multikulturelles Musik-Netzwerk? (HR 2001); Derek Bailey (DLR 1997); Gerald Barry (DLR 2000); Steve Beresford (DLR 1996); Gavin Bryars (DLR 1994); Electronic Music in GB (DLR 1995); Michael Finnissy (DLR 1997); Hugh Davies (DLR 1998); Jonathan Harvey (DLR 1995); London Sinfonietta Portrait (DLR 1994); Phil Minton (DLR 2000); Tristan Murail (DLR 1999); Das Orchester aus dem Computer. Fünf Komponisten berichten über ihre Ansätze and Erfahrungen (DLR 1999) [On Composing with the computer]; Michael Nyman Portrait (DLR 1991); Ian Willcock (DLR 2001); Trevor Wishart (DLR 1995); Viel Lärm um das Stille Stück 4’33. Der Disput zwischen Mike Batt und Cages Verlag Edition Peters. (WDR 3, Studio Elektronische Musik 7.5.2003) [copyright disput about Cage's 4'33 between Mike Batt and Peters].

Media Appearances


  • Contributed to BBC Radio 3 programme, Hear and Now about various German composers: Wolfgang Rihm, Benjamin Schweitzer, Torsten Rasch and Barbara Heller, 19 Feb 2011


  • Contributed to BBC Radio 3 programme, Hear and Now about the German composer Detlew Glanert, 2 May 2009.
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