Martin Iddon is a composer and musicologist. He studied at the Universities of Durham and Cambridge and has also studied composition privately with Steve Martland, Chaya Czernowin, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. His musicological research has largely focussed on post-war music in Germany and the United States of America. As a composer he has worked with numerous ensembles and performers, across Europe, North America, and Australasia, including Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble Modelo62, Either/Or, ekmeles, the Kairos Quartett, 175 East, note inègales, Eva Zöllner, Catherine Laws, and Rei Nakamura. His music has been featured on the Österreichischer Rundfunk, Radio New Zealand and on BBC Radio 3. He has lectured at Leeds since December 2009, becoming Head of School in 2013, having previously lectured at University College Cork and Lancaster University.