Matthew Shlomowitz is a composer of concert music and performance pieces. Raised in Australia, he now lives in London. He is Associate Professor in Composition at University of Southampton, and co-directs Ensemble Plus Minus with Joanna Bailie. He has three ongoing projects: “Popular Contexts”, a series combining recordings of recognizable real world sound with instrumental music; “Letter Pieces”, which combine physical actions and music; and “Public Lectures about Music”, a series of lecture-pieces addressing ideas such as aesthetic judgement and emotional responses to music. Matthew has composed works for groups such as asamisimasa, Ensemble Offspring, EXAUDI, Ives Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, Speak Percussion, Wespoke New Music Co. and soloists Juliet Fraser, Mark Knoop and Håkon Stene and Stephane Ginsburgh. Born in 1975, Matthew Shlomowitz is a composer of concert music and performances pieces. Raised in Adelaide, Australia, he now lives in London where he co-directs the new music ensemble Plus Minus with Joanna Bailie and leads a master’s module on Experimental Music at the Royal College of Music in London and composition at the University of Southhampton. He has composed works for groups such as asamisimasa, Apsara, bESIdES, Calefax, Champ D’Action, Ensemble Offspring, Ives Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble and Quatuor Diotima, as well as for Mark Knoop and Stephane Ginsburgh. He has two ongoing projects: “Popular Contexts”, a series of pieces that investigates everyday and popular cultures, and “Letter Pieces”, involving works that combine physical actions, text and music. He formed the Letter Piece Company with dancer Shila Anaraki and together they created “A to Zzz”, a one-hour theatre work for five performers that was premiered at Vooruit in Gent in 2012.
As of January 2016