Colin Matthews

(1946 - )

British

‘…the Isambard Kingdom Brunel of contemporary music: master of great time machines, steamy with energy derived from pulse and from massive, surging harmony, and openly displaying their structural engineering, all finished with a craftsman's care.’
 Paul Griffiths

 

'Alphabicycle Order' and 'Horn Concerto' audio samples © The Hallé Concerts Society - available on HALLÉ CD from www.halle.co.uk

 

Electronics for cello work 'Drammatico' can be downloaded here.

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Matthew’s dramatic Horn Concerto at the Aldeburgh Festival

In his Horn Concerto, Colin Matthews takes this premise a step further and casts the horn soloist as ‘a wanderer’ who slips around the concert stage and through the back, leading the ear in a sonic journey where the solo line explores an impressive range of acoustic possibilities. Read more

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Colin Matthews on the nature of his music
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Colin Matthews on the nature of his music
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