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PRS Accelerate Scheme
As part of the PRS Accelerate Scheme, I have been selected to write a piece for the Berkeley Ensemble. The scheme, which will include musical and career based workshops, will culminate in a concert on the 22nd November in London (on my 25th Birthday!).
Premiere and Recording of My Last Breath for 4 Paetzold Recorders
Have a listen to the recording, live from the premiere in Amsterdam, of my piece 'My Last Breath'. Thank you to the amazing Block4 www.block4.co.uk for being such great artists and collaborators.
Premiere and Recording of Music Box for Violin and Piano
My piece for violin and piano 'Music Box' was premiered at the Luton Music club on the 29th of January. 'Music Box' was commissioned by the violinist Marianne Olyver and pianist Nigel Yandell for a concert for the Luton Music Club in honour of Holocaust Memorial day on the 27th of January 2018. This concert is part of an ongoing project that brings to the public the suppressed voices of musicians deemed by the Third Reich to be 'entartete' (degenerate). The piece takes much influence from the rich melodic tradition of the Jewish composers who were systematically denied work from 1933 onwards.
Premiere and Recording of On the Sea of Heaven for Sinfonietta
My piece On the sea of heaven was premiered by the Manson Ensemble in the Duke's Hall (London) under the baton of Timothy Weiss. The piece opened Andrew Norman's Composer in Residence Concert at the Royal Academy of Music on the 29th of November. Have a listen to the recording here: soundcloud.com/matthew-olyver/on-the-sea-of-heaven-for-orchestra