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Matthew Shlomowitz : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Slow flipping harmony by Matthew Shlomowitz, from the CD Springtime

Photo of Matthew Shlomowitz

Artist website: http://www.shlom.com

Matthew Shlomowitz (b. 1975) is a composer of concert music and performance pieces. Raised in Adelaide, Australia, he now lives in London where he lectures at the Royal College of Music and Syracuse University London Program.

He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium with Elena Kats-Chernin, Bozidar Kos and Michael Smetanin, privately with Michael Finnissy, and at Stanford University where Brian Ferneyhough supervised his doctorate. He is also represented by the British Music Information Centre's New Voice scheme.

He has composed works for asamisimasa, Apsara, Champ D'Action, ELISION, Ensemble Offspring, Ives Ensemble, IXION, Libra Ensemble, Ricciotti Ensemble and Quatuor Diotima. He is represented by the New Voices scheme at the BMIC. He also has an ongoing series of duos for visual performer and musician called Letter Pieces, working especially with dancer Shila Anaraki and recorder player Tomma Wessel.

He co-directs the Anglo/Belgian new music ensemble Plus Minus, is a member of Inter Inter Inter (a group creating events mixing performance and audience activity), and is programme collaborator for the Borealis Festival in Bergen, Norway. He co-founded Ensemble Offspring with Damien Ricketson in Sydney in 1995, and from 2005-2008 co-directed the monthly inter-art performance series Rational Rec in London.

Matthew Shlomowitz — current to September 2009

Teacher/Influence on

Charlie Sdraulig (2010 - 2011)

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Popular contexts, Volume 6 : percussion Commissioned by Maerzmusik Berlin for performance by Speak Percussion.
Popular contexts, Volume 8 : five soundscapes for a contemporary percussionist : five soundscapes for a contemporary percussionist (2015) Commissioned by Norwegian Programme for Artistic Research.
Popular contexts, Volume 7 : Public Domain Music : for clarinet, electric guitar, synthesizer and sampler, drum-kit and cello (2014) Commissioned by asamisimasa (ensemble).
Avant-Muzak : For flute, soprano saxophone, drum kit, electric guitar, harp, violin, cello and sampler (2010) Commissioned by Henri Pousseur Centre for performance by Ensemble Besides.
Earth breeze smoke : for two recorders (with dictaphone) (2008) Commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge for performance by Aspara.
Line and length : chamber ensemble (2007) Commissioned by Spitalfields Festival.

Analysis & Media

- Program note: Matthew Shlomowitz Slow Flipping Harmony

- Review: The Song Company Cage Uncaged 15 September 2007

- Review: The Song Company Cage Uncaged 15 September 2007

- Video: Slow flipping harmony by Matthew Shlomowitz

- Video: Fast medium swing, by Matthew Shlomowitz

- Video: Letter Piece No. 8: Sit up stand down

- Video: Popular contexts Vol. 6