Martin Bartlett (English, 1939-1993) was an electronic musician and composer. After immigrating to Canada in 1952, he studied English and Music at UBC under Barbra Pentland and went on to complete an MFA in composition from Mills College in California in 1968. Bartlett was interested in non-Western compositional and philosophical practices and had vital connections with the music and cultures of South Asia. He traveled extensively in Indonesia and made hours of field recordings, many of which were accompanied by vivid narrations of rituals and ceremonies he was documenting. Bartlett’s music and compositions explored a wide range of themes involving intersections between text, performance, non-musicians, hand-built electronics and live interaction with computer-controlled synthesizers, all with a persistent emphasis on live, ephemeral and collaborative situations. In 1973, Bartlett co-founded the Western Front Society with Mo van Nostrand, Kate Craig, Henry Greenhow, Glenn Lewis, Eric Metcalfe, Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov and curated the Music Program there. He was the first head of the electronic studio at the University of Victoria, where he also taught as an Associate Professor in Composition, Theory and World Music from 1975-1983. In 1982 he was made a Professor at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Bartlett later founded the Vancouver Community Gamelan in 1986. He passed away at the age of 54 in 1993 from complications arising from AIDS.