6pm -7.30pm 6th April 2020 Digital Campfire presents ‘Big Boost Mondays’ - Martyn Ware - Reproduction & Travelogue

Martyn Ware is joining us for a very special Digital Campfire! We take Campfire presents Big Boost Mondays online for the first time as we talk to Martyn Ware, Founder of Heaven 17 & Human League – sharing stories from his illustrious career. During the talk, Martyn will guide us through 5 tracks from Human League’s ‘Reproduction’ and ‘Travelogue’ albums as he takes us through the exciting archives.

Martyn co-wrote albums ‘Reproduction’ and ‘Travelogue’ in 1979 and 1980 and will be performing them in their entirety for the first time ever in September this year. The albums were originally co-recorded on the brink of the industrial synth/electronic era, influencing generations of musicians. Both albums are critically acclaimed, spawning singles ‘Empire State Human’ and ‘Being Boiled’.

Join us online at 6pm on 6th April – sign up on the button below to get your unique webinar link – this is not one to be missed for any budding record producers, music aficionados and post-punk synth fanatics!

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Martyn Ware is an English musician, composer, arranger, record producer, and music programmer. In his iconic career, he has written, performed and produced two Human League, two BEF and nine Heaven 17 albums. As a record producer and artist he has featured on recordings totalling over 50 million sales worldwide, producing amongst others Terence Trent D’Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond and Mavis Staples. Notably he helped to revitalise Tina Turner’s career in 1983 with “Let’s Stay Together”

He founded Illustrious Company with Vince Clarke in 2001 to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique three-dimensional sound technology, in collaboration with fine artists, the performing arts and corporate clients around the world. Clients include BP, the British Council, The Science Museum, The Royal Ballet, Amnesty International, the V&A Museum, Mute Records, BBC TV, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, BAFTA, Museum Of London, Tate Britain. He created sonic architectural works in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2006.

Martyn continues to be highly regarded figure in the music industry as a Board Member of the prestigious Ivors Academy. He is also the Principal at Tileyard Education, Visiting Professor and Hon DSc at Queen Mary College, University of London and is on the Advisory Council at Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at University Of Nebraska.

“at the time… This album after darkness marks the debut of synthrock… David Bowie said after seing their show that year ‘I’ve just witnessed the future of rock'”

“Classic album, look at that cover…its amazing, its iconic”

“If you don’t like this, you should seek therapy”


About Big Boost Mondays

Big Boost Mondays is a gathering of the like-minded on the first Monday of the month, to enjoy an evening with inspirational speakers and “doers” from the world of technology, art and culture.

Feel inspired and get your new month off with a boost – leave with a mind full of fresh ideas and connections.

About ditto

We are a marketing and business development practice dedicated to emerging technologies. Established in 2008, with offices in London and Dublin – helping firms launch, scale and succeed.

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