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Matthew Shlomowitz

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

I make music and performance pieces. Raised in Adelaide, I now live in London. I've worked with groups such as Calefax, Ensemble Offspring, EXAUDI, Ives Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, Ricciotti Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Wespoke and soloistsClaire Edwardes, Juliet Fraser, Mark Knoop, Håkon Stene, Manuel Zurria and Stephane Ginsburgh. In 2017, my opera Electric Dreamswas produced by Kunstuniversität Graz in cooperation with ORF Musikprotokoll, as winner of the Johann Joseph Fux Opera Composition. In 2018, asamisimasa released a CD of my work on the all that dust label.

I've developed three projects: Letter Pieces, open score pieces combining physical action and music; Popular Contexts, which combine recognisable recordings with instrumental music; and a series of lecture-pieces addressing aesthetic issues. In 2011, dancer Shila Anaraki and I made A to Zzz, an hour-long work for the Letter Piece Company. And in 2017 Shila and I collaborated with Aisha Orazbayeva on another hour-long work, Lecture About Sad Music and Happy Dance.

I teach at University of Southampton, and co-direct Plus Minus with Mark Knoop and Vicky Wright. I've taught on Ensemble Nikel's 2017 Tzlil Meudcan Summer Course, and will teach on the 2018 Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy. I've written articles, such as "The Automaton Approach" (published in MusikTexte) and "Where Are We Now?" (published in Tempo).

Articles by and about Matthew Shlomowitz

19 Apr 2011 Avant-Muzak by Matthew Shlomowitz by Stephane Ginsburgh

This conversation between Stephane Ginsburgh and Matthew Shlomowitz was written down around the time of the premiere of Shlomowitz's work Avant Muzak at De Singel, Antwerp (Belgium) at the end of March. The work was commissioned by Centre Henri Pousseur, Liège, and the interview appeared originally in the centre's e-newsletter. The text is reproduced here by permission from Stephane Ginsburgh, pianist and artistic director of Centre Henri Pousseur.

29 Oct 2007 A Compendium of Cage: Whales, Mushrooms and Hymns by Melissa Lesnie

A daylong exploration of John Cage’s unique sound aesthetic makes for a revelatory concert-going experience. The shared vision of Ensemble Offspring and Song Company has yielded an imaginative project, marking the 15 th anniversary of the composer’s death and celebrating the impact of his philosophies on subsequent generations of musicians and artists...

28 Jun 2012 ISCM World New Music Days 2012 - 2014: Australian works by Australian Music Centre

The Australian ISCM Section's official submission for the ISCM World New Music Days 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland (3-12 October 2014) includes the following works: David  Kotlowy: Kaki-Lima; Andrea Keller: Affectations: Part III 'Angles'; Kate Neal: Concave City; Jane Stanley: Pentimenti; Dominik Karski: In Search of Certainty; David Young: The Minotaur Trilogy. At least one work from each official submission will be performed during the festival.

11 Aug 2012 Composer & performer news August 2012 by Australian Music Centre

Our bulletin from the composing/performing world: performance news, new releases, awards, links to reviews. Featuring Matthew Shlomowitz, Anne Boyd, Australian Art Orchestra, Kristian Ireland, Andrián Pertout, Peter Knight, Matthew Hindson, Richard Charlton, Elena Kats-Chernin, Halcyon, Elliott Gyger, Andrew Ford, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, David Chisholm, Daniel Blinkhorn and George Dreyfus, among others.

25 Jun 2014 Composer & performer news, June 2014 by Anni Heino

Our bulletin from the composing/performing world, with new releases, performance news, awards. Featuring: Kate Moore, Kevin March, Elena Kats-Chernin, Liza Lim, Ross Edwards, Ros Bandt, Andrián Pertout, Gerard Brophy, David Harris, David Kotlowy, Elliott Gyger, Alice Chance, Kristian Ireland, Brett, Dean, Andrew Schultz, Chris Williams, Larry Sitsky, Andrea Keller, Alister Spence, and Cat Hope, among others.

See our Scoop page with more reviews of current concerts and CDs with Australian music...

28 Sep 2021 Disasters, homesickness and radio by Matthew Shlomowitz

Berlin-based composer Thomas Meadowcroft makes music for the concert hall, theatre and radio. His latest radiophonic work, Talkback Burnback, will get its premiere broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur at 0.05am on 8 October CET (9:05am AEDT on 8 October). The work had its genesis in Meadowcroft's residency in rural New South Wales during the dramatic bushfire summer of 2019 - 2020. He is interviewed here by colleague, Associate Professor in Composition at the University of Southampton, Matthew Shlomowitz.

Works by Matthew Shlomowitz

Matthew Shlomowitz is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:

Hands above, feet trying by Matthew Shlomowitz

Popular contexts, Volume 3: The Music of Theatre Making by Matthew Shlomowitz

Thought rhythms by Matthew Shlomowitz

Thinking, remembering by Matthew Shlomowitz

My museum by Matthew Shlomowitz

Thinking, speaking by Matthew Shlomowitz

Remembering beginning by Matthew Shlomowitz

Serious and sincere sentiments about something by Matthew Shlomowitz

Popular contexts by Matthew Shlomowitz

Deidre's threat by Matthew Shlomowitz

Letter Piece No. 8 (Sit up Stand down) by Matthew Shlomowitz

Search by Matthew Shlomowitz

Present perfect by Matthew Shlomowitz

Cattle raid of Cooley, or The show by Matthew Shlomowitz

Popular contexts, Volume 7 : Public Domain Music by Matthew Shlomowitz

Letter Piece No. 4 by Matthew Shlomowitz

Fast medium swing by Matthew Shlomowitz

Line and length by Matthew Shlomowitz

Theme Street Parade by Matthew Shlomowitz

Free Square Jazz by Matthew Shlomowitz

Slow flipping harmony by Matthew Shlomowitz

Popular contexts, Volume 6 by Matthew Shlomowitz

Avant-Muzak by Matthew Shlomowitz

Letter Piece No. 5 by Matthew Shlomowitz

Instrumental Music for eight voices by Matthew Shlomowitz

Listening Styles by Matthew Shlomowitz

Earth breeze smoke by Matthew Shlomowitz

Electric Dreams by Matthew Shlomowitz

Popular contexts, Volume 8 : five soundscapes for a contemporary percussionist by Matthew Shlomowitz

Lecture About Bad Music by Matthew Shlomowitz

Hi Hat and Me by Matthew Shlomowitz

Parlour Nancarrow by Matthew Shlomowitz

Ternary (homophony at the minor 6th, hexatonic cycle at the major 6th) by Matthew Shlomowitz

Larghetto with modal mixture by Matthew Shlomowitz

Difference, repetition and hemiola by Matthew Shlomowitz

Interlude by Matthew Shlomowitz

Classic chord progression with Neapolitan, doubled at the minor 2nd by Matthew Shlomowitz

Variations in octaves by Matthew Shlomowitz

Hey Hey It’s Tuesday by Matthew Shlomowitz and Laura Spark

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

Photo of Matthew Shlomowitz