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
CDs, Books and Kits featuring Matthew Shlomowitz
Events featuring Matthew Shlomowitz
18 Aug 2022 VIC: Scream Star
2 Nov 2018 NSW: Something Will Happen
Analysis & Media
- Program note: Matthew Shlomowitz Slow Flipping Harmony
- Video: Popular contexts Vol. 6