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Matthew Shlomowitz

Director, composer, auxiliary instruments

Matthew Shlomowitz is a composer of concert music and performance pieces. He has three ongoing projects: Popular Contexts, a series combining recordings of recognisable real world sound with instrumental music; Letter Pieces, which combine physical actions, music and text; and Lectures about Music, a series of lecture-pieces addressing ideas such as aesthetic judgement and emotional responses to music. He is Associate Professor in Composition at University of Southampton.

Matthew Shlomowitz
Dimitri Djuric

Open Music

Friday 23 October 2020
Open Music
Forum Stadtpark
Graz

Jessie Marino • Interior Morning
Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture about Listening to Music *
Sarah Nemstov • Drummed Variation
Simon Steen-Andersen • Difficulties Putting it Into Practice
Steven Kazuo Takasugi • Strange Autumn

* with students from the Kunstuniversität Graz

More information about this event here.


Lecture About Bad Music

Monday 29 July 2019
UK Society for Music Analysis
Turner Sims
Southampton

Heinrich Biber • Passacaglia
Domenico Scarlatti • Sonatas K519, K380 and K159
Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture About Bad Music


Cafe Oto

Plus-Minus and Juliet Fraser

8:00pm Thursday 18 May 2017
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Matthew Shlomowitz • Popular Contexts, Volume 6
Bernhard Lang • The Cold Trip, part 2
Marko Ciciliani • Black Horizon

Plus-Minus Ensemble and guest soprano Juliet Fraser present three recent works. Matthew Shlomowitz’s Popular Contexts series combines recognisable real-world recorded sound with live instrumental music. In Volume 6, with recordings of both the world and the world of music, the sampler joins vibes and kit to expand the sonic and conceptual horizons of a jazz-pop trio. The Cold Trip is part of Bernhard Lang’s ongoing Monadologies cycle, which presents ‘meta-compositions’ based on well-known scores from music history. Part 2, for voice, piano and laptop, deals with the second half of Winterreise, creating palimpsests of Schubert’s original textures. Marko Ciciliani’s Black Horizon was inspired by trips the composer made to the western deserts of the USA. Ciciliani treats the electric guitars as resonant spaces, subdividing the strings to transform each one into a virtual instrument with its own acoustic properties.

Bernhard Lang’s The Cold Trip, part 2 was commissioned by Arts Council England, Berliner Festspiele with support from the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Hinrichsen Foundation, with development by the PRS Foundation For Music.


MaerzMusik

7:30pm Monday 14 March 2016
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin Wilmersdorf

Concert 1 • 19:30

Joanna Bailie • Artificial Environment No.8
Joanna Bailie • Artificial Environments Nos.1-5

Concert 2 • 20:30

Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture about Bad Music

Concert 3 • 22:00

Simon Løffler • b
Johannes Kreidler • Charts Music
Natacha Diels • 2.5 Nightmares for Jessie
Alexander Schubert • Sensate Focus

MaerzMusik
Camille Blake

Bilbao

8:00pm Tuesday 2 February 2016
Fundación BBVA Plaza de San Nicolás, 4.
Bilbao

Matthew Shlomowitz • Fast Medium Swing
Aldo Clementi • Madrigale
José M. Sánchez-Verdú • Tres Caprichos
Bernhard Lang • DW23: …Loops for Dr. X
James Tenney • Critical Band


Kammer Klang 2015


8:00pm Tuesday 3 November 2015
Kammer Klang
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street, London

Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture About Bad Music


Southampton University

1:00pm Monday 2 November 2015
Turner Sims Concert Hall
Southampton University

Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture About Bad Music
Ben Jameson • Construction in Metal


Ultima Festival 2015

5:00pm Friday 11 September 2015
Den Norske Opera & Ballet
Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1
Oslo

Ensemble Plus-Minus presents a concert of two genre-stretching pieces especially written for the group. Matthew Shlomowitz’s Lecture About Bad Music (2015), drawing on scholarship from a range of fields and employing musical demonstrations and recreations of psychological experiments, asks us to consider if a piece of music can be inherently bad, or whether such judgements are purely subjective. Alexander Schubert’s Sensate Focus (2014) on the other hand, is concerned with the interplay between sound and image, and adds light as a fifth performer to a quartet of musicians. Using strobing effects, Schubert explores issues of sampling and sensorial experience in both the audio and visual domains, and our ability to form continuities from discrete objects.

Matthew Shlomowitz • Lecture About Bad Music [wp]
Alexander Schubert • Sensate Focus

Ultima Festival 2015
Camille Blake

Reinholdtsen/Beckett at the ICA

Wednesday 18 November 2009
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London

Plus-Minus and Kämmer Klang co-present an event featuring composer Trond Reinholdtsen and visual artist James Beckett, in a night featuring motorcross trophies, travel sounds, rabbits, power point presentations and microtonal music.

James Beckett • Trophies

19:30, Theatre

Kämmer Klang / Plus Minus perform:

Iannis Xenakis • Charisma
Trond Reinholdtsen • Concert Music Piece
Alex Hills • Some states can be resolved rhythmically
Matthew Shlomowitz • Fast Medium Swing

James Beckett • THE FRÈDERYCK NÙYEGEN SEASIDE MEMORIAL BAND

20:45, Theatre

Kämmer Klang / Plus Minus perform:

Giancinto Scelsi • Duo
Larry Polansky • Ensembles Of Note
Trond Reinholdtsen • 13 Music Theatre Pieces

James Beckett • Rabbit to Score


Talk Show at the ICA

Tuesday 26 to Sunday 31 May 2009
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London

As part of the ICA’s Talk Show season, Plus-Minus will spend a week in residence. The ensemble will rehearse in the public galleries, presenting a short concert at the end of each day. The week will culminate in a full-length concert on Sunday 31 May. Repertoire will include:

György Ligeti • Atmosphères (arranged)
Tim Parkinson • Quartet
James Saunders • divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole
Matthew Shlomowitz • Letter Piece #5, Northern Cities
Joanna Bailie • On and Off 2
Tom Johnson • Trio
Laurence Crane • Come back to the old specimen Cabinet John Vigani, John Vigani

Talk Show at the ICA
Benedict Johnson

BMIC Cutting Edge 2008

7:30pm Thursday 23 October 2008
BMIC Cutting Edge Series
The Warehouse, London

Peter Ablinger • Agnes Gonxha Bojaxiu, Mao Tse-Tung from Voices and Piano
Matthew Shlomowitz • Fast Medium Swing [wp]
Peter Ablinger • Instrumente und Rauschen
Peter Ablinger • Bertolt Brecht, Lech Walesa, Hanna Schygulla from Voices and Piano
Markus Trunk • Raw Rows
Peter Ablinger • Akkordeon und Rauschen
Laurence Crane • Octet [wp]

BMIC Cutting Edge 2008
Nick Rutter