Born 1979 in Guadalajara (Mexico), lives in Zapopan (Mexico).
Freelance electronic musician, laptop performer, sound artist and multidisciplinary artist. Since 2007 he has taught (sound art, sound in contemporary visual art) at various institutions in Mexico, as well as being active as a journalist and critic.
Education (electronic music and sound art) at the Mexican Center for Music and Sound Art (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, CMMAS).
Martínez has received composition commissions from numerous institutions in Mexico; his composition Mi Vida received an Award of Distinction in the Digital Musics category of Prix Ars Electronica 2007.
Israel Martínez’s work as a multidisciplinary artist is centered in work with sound. It encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, among them experimental and non-academic electronic music, performance actions, video, installations and site-specific projects, and collaborations with filmmakers and visual artists. He is a co-founder of the Mexican label Abolipop and artistic head of the electronica project Nebula 3. Since the mid-1990s, he has contributed to Mexican publications as a journalist on alternative music and culture.
In Berlin, Israel Martínez plans to produce a CD with new field recordings and electronic sounds; he also plans to stage concerts with video projections, sound installations, sound interventions in public space, and lectures on current experimental music and sound art in Mexico.
His most recent recording, the CD El Hombre Que Se Sofoca with six of his pieces, was released by Sub Rosa in 2011. Tryptich, a DVD released by Aagoo in 2010, contains three film and sound works created in collaboration with Luis Felipe Ortega.