Steve Martland

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"Musicians today are no longer obliged to rely on the received traditions of music college when presenting new work. Rather, they now work in a deregulated aesthetic environment where, say, the deployment of digital samples and the influence of jazz / trip-hop / Balinese gamelan / your non-classical music of choice must be addressed with as much rigour as traditional instrumental virtuosity or the conventions of the sonata form. The Steve Martland Band was grappling with these issues before most people realised they existed."
- BBC Music Magazine (via Schott Music)