Embassy Gutters is a collaboration between Martin and Latin American jazz composer Leo Hofnug that explores jazz, electronic music and spoken word. This project was born while Martin was artist in residence at the Seaport Festival in New York between 2009-11.
The Embassy Gutters project featured music created by Martin and set to readings of the work of Charles Bukowski. Ten years later, in early 2021 Leo Hofnug heard an advanced release of Valleraphon’s “Pathos 11” (which included a spoken word element by Martin) on BBC Radio 1. Leo reached out and met Martin. Leo began collaborating with first on the legacy release of the original Embassy Gutters Seaport EP and the creation of new material incorporating new elements of Latin jazz combining with the electro jazz improvisation and spoken word of Embassy Gutters. Embassy Gutters were selected by the Improvised Music Company (IMC) and Culture Ireland to feature at the Jazzahead Music Convention in Bremen, Germany April 29/30/31 2021