(1946 - )
‘…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.’
'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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A powerful, almost hypnotic piece, where different styles drift in and out of focus offering fleeting perfumes of other musical lands... Read more
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