Musician, Producer and Professor, Martyn Ware, is one of the originators of Synthpop and the Sheffield sound, having founded Heaven 17 (who’s album cover from the album “Penthouse And Pavement” forms the top banner of this site), The Human League, and producing albums for artists including Tina Turner and Terence Trent D’Arby and an expert on music copyright.
Born in 1956 in Sheffield, Ware founded The Human League in 1978, then went on to found multimillion selling act Heaven 17 and British Electric Foundation in 1980.
As a record producer and artist Ware has been featured on recordings totalling over 50 million in sales worldwide to date. Taking his musical expertise to the technical level, Ware founded Illustrious Co. Ltd. with Vince Clarke in 2000, to expand the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique 3DAudioScape Immersive Sound Technology, and is also founder of the world leading sound branding company SonicID.
Currently a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London, Ware is a member of BAFTA, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, and a founder of 5D – the future of immersive design.
He has received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from University Of London and lectures extensively around the world in the fields of creativity and media and arts technology.
Recently, Ware collaborated with artistic director David Bickerstaff to create “Tales From the Bridge” a soundscape launched by the City Of London as part of the 2012 Olympic celebrations and in spring 2013, he released the latest album by the British Electronic Foundation’s Music Of Quality and Distinction III.