Composition

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Published by Schott Music

In the Meanwhile for 6 female voices. (2015)

Karakia for choir (SATB) (2015)

Salat Babilya – unaccompanied cello without bow

Shift, Trip – for amplified cello with sound track

Stir – solo cello without bow.

Berceuse – cello and piano

Other works

Broad Street Burlesque (2016)  – Bass clarinet, cello, cor anglais, piano.

(Sound Investor commission for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group was premiered 2016, recorded live for BBC Radio 3 with second BCMG performance as part of the Sound Investor 25th anniversary winter concert with Thomas Adés.)

Slap on – flexible ensemble with keyboard. Score and parts available here.

(Open score commission for CoMA has had multiple performances since its inaugural show last summer, including performance by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble at 2017 Festival de Verano in Oviedo, Spain.)

CoMA Bristol performance on SoundCloud

The Primrose Piano Quartet has given her Variation Z multiple performances and recorded it for Meridian label.

Reviews for Broadstreet Burlesque:

“….Zoe Martlew’s Broad Street Burlesque (not the first evocation of what the composer deliciously describes as “the city’s principal party slag drag” — Thomas Ades had already incorporated it into his Asyla, premiered long ago by the CBSO under Rattle). This was a decidedly fun piece, plinkey-plunkety street sounds framing proceedings, and ending with “Yo’ wha”” scowls; in between came what was actually a touching oboe-led dance…” Birmingham Post

Zoë Martlew evoked the world of cabaret in probably the first ever portrait of that peculiar phenomenon, so proximate to BCMG’s environs, the Birmingham Slag. Laden with bangs and sniffs and sighs and scratches (courtesy of sand blocks; i don’t even want to imagine what those sounds are meant to represent), her Broad St. Burlesque occupied a seemingly post-apocalyptic landscape, dominated by a bass clarinet that seemed to be trying different approaches – some melodic, others less elegant – of making a pass at everyone in the vicinity. When that failed, the ensemble abandoned all attempts at gentility for an entirely percussive epilogue culminating in a surfeit of blown kisses, the last of which was a unison smacker on the lips of the entire audience. Not since Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face have i heard anything so gleefully tawdry. Fabulous.”    Simon Cummings, 5:4

Cello pieces:

Shift, Trip  – live performance by Zoë at Wigmore Hall, April 2017

Zoe Martlew - Salat Babilya
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Berceuse
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