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New Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Whiteside Jul 15, 2011. 4 Replies

Hello everyone, Its been a while since I've posted here have been rather busy but I thought its about time I presented some of my newest stuff for you to listen to. Embedded below from youtube is the…Continue

Styalistic question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Whiteside Sep 9, 2010. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I've been listening to bits an pieces around the site and a question has come into my head. What do you class your music as and why? By this I mean do you see your music as traditional…Continue

Laya for Piano Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Gleibman Sep 12, 2010. 15 Replies

Hey guys,Just got a new piece performed last week by a group called Yurodny in Dublin and want to see what you think of it.Yurodny is a world music group so that changed the way I approached the…Continue

Tags: saxophone, quartet, soprano, cello, viola

Trumpet Solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Whiteside Aug 28, 2010. 4 Replies

Hey everyoneMy first time writing for brass resulted in a 5min trumpet solo 'for Matt Mattera' who is also the player in the recording. Have a listen to it…Continue

Tags: live, brass, solo, trumpet

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary Orchestral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
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Matthew Whiteside has graduated form Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Music (honours). His is currently studying Masters in Composition with Gareth Williams at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
At Queen’s Matthew organised three Queen’s Composers’ Concerts. At these concerts he had performances of his Quartet No. 1, Untitled and The Space Within.
Matthew has recently stepped down from the post of secretary of the Irish Composers’ Collective with whom he has had multiple performances in the Kevin Barry Room of Dublin’s National Concert Hall. These performances include two electro-acoustic pieces Youth and Imagined Notes both of which gained favourable reviews in the Irish Times. With the ICC Matthew has had a further three performances in the same venue, The Wavering Gorge, for violin and cello, Prevalence for percussion ensemble and Laya, for piano trio performed by Yurodny.
Notable performances outside Queen’s have been a short opera, Puddle Wonderful, written for Spark Opera Company in November 2009 and Wondering, Wavering, Willing performed in Maccagno in Italy at the soundSCAPE music exchange by the American guitar and violin duo, Duo 46. He has also received and Honourable Mention in the 2010 International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition for this piece.
Matthew is currently working on a second trumpet solo for Matt Mattera and a piece for cello, live electronics and a forth tape piece. He is also working on a lieder as well as a piece for a medium sized ensemble both to be premiered at Plug festival in Glasgow in 2011.
He has received grants from the Bliss/PRSF Composer Bursary Fund and the Sir Hamilton Harty Scholarship in order to attend soundSCAPE and is also in receipt of the RSAMD Scholarship and May Turtle Scholarship to further his studies.

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At 10:18am on September 4, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing works
At 4:49pm on November 26, 2010, Miguel Hilao said…
Hello Matthew intense work inspired dark emotions interesting ideas and movement. Thanks for sharing.
At 5:51pm on September 12, 2010, Andrew Gleibman said…
Probably you hear slow percussion sounds better than me. For me the 1st minute is not too informative. The quick passages, however, are highly refreshing and catchy, especially when the instruments contrast to each other.
At 5:38pm on September 12, 2010, Andrew Gleibman said…
Yes, it works OK (I mean "Prevalence"), although the slow parts may impose problems with the listener's attention. Does it contain improvisation elements, or everything is notated beforehand? As in your other pieces, I like quick passages and the conttrasts they make.
At 5:06pm on September 12, 2010, Andrew Gleibman said…
Glad to be your friend Matthew. Great music!
At 6:16am on May 29, 2010, Naomi Campbell said…
That's class! What all did you write for?? Did Piers ask you to write for chamber orchestra?
At 6:22pm on May 28, 2010, Naomi Campbell said…
Hey mat.. submitted your final composition yet? Hows the grind going?
At 4:02pm on May 14, 2010, Naomi Campbell said…
Yeah it was a fun gig! I caught a glimpse of your retro purple & mint suit as you legged it out the fire exit during the encore!!!
At 3:25pm on May 14, 2010, Naomi Campbell said…
No... we are QUB pioneers!
At 3:22pm on May 14, 2010, Naomi Campbell said…
lol yeah sure is! Maybe we should form a new group called 'Piers Hellawell Pastiche students'....

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