Michael Matthews (composer)

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Michael Matthews
Born (1950-08-28) August 28, 1950 (age 68)
Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
Occupation(s)Professor, composer
Years active1970–present
Websitewww.michaelmatthews.net

Michael Matthews (born August 28, 1950) is a Canadian music composer from Gander, Newfoundland. He has lived in Canada since 1985.

Education[edit]

His composition teachers included Larry Austin at the University of North Texas College of Music (formerly North Texas State University), Ben Glovinsky at California State University Sacramento and Aurelio de la Vega at California State University Northridge.[1]

Career[edit]

From 1985-2012, Matthews was head of composition at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Matthews is a conductor and a founder and artistic director of the GroundSwell new music series in Winnipeg.[citation needed]

From 2002-2004 he was Composer-in-Residence with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.[2]

Matthews is a member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community,[citation needed] member of the Canadian League of Composers[citation needed] and an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.[2] He currently divides his time between Montréal and Berlin.

Works[edit]

  • and the sky caught for clarinet (bass clarinet), viola and piano (2012)
  • Six Poems of Novic Tadić for Mezzo Soprano and Chamber Orchestra (2008)
  • El Viento Helado for Woodwind Quintet (2007)
  • De Reflejo a Fulgor for Piano and Tape (2007)
  • Einklang for two Pianos (2007)
  • Night Music for Violin and Piano (2007)
  • The Language of Water for String Orchestra (2006)
  • The Skin of Night for Saxophone and Piano (2006)
  • 3 Duos (Book I) for violin and viola (2005)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (2005)
  • Symphony No. 3 (2005)
  • Prince Kaspar Chamber Opera based on a libretto by Per Brask (2005)
  • Piano Quartet (2004)
  • Away, Tear Away for Woodwind Quintet and Tape (2003)
  • Las Blancas Sombras for Voice and Guitar (2003)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (2003)
  • Particles of One for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (2002)
  • Prelude to Macbeth for Orchestra (2002)
  • Hommage à György Kurtág for 2 Violins and 2 Celli (2002)
  • Song Fragments for Cello and Piano (2002)
  • Symphony No. 2 (2001)
  • On the Outer Edge for Tape (2001)
  • Vertical Garden for Flute and Tape (2001)
  • Wondering for viola solo (2001)
  • Concerto for Cello (2001)
  • Miniatures for String Quartet (2000)
  • Fantasy/Nocturne for Piano (1999)
  • String Quartet No. 1 (1999)
  • . . . of the rolling worlds for Bass Clarinet and Tape (1999)
  • Ernst Toller: Requiem for an Idea for Cello and Actor (1999)
  • Partita — Images/Fragments for Violin and Piano (1999)
  • Into the Page of Night for Orchestra (1998)
  • Concerto for Piano (1998)
  • Lorca Sketches for String Orchestra (1997)
  • Postlude for Piano (1997)
  • Symphony No. 1 (1997)
  • Two Interludes for Orchestra (1996)
  • Deux chansons d'amour for Voice and Piano (1996)
  • Night Prairie for SATB Choir (1995)
  • In Emptiness, Over Emptiness for Soprano and Tape (1994)
  • Two Night Pieces for four Male Voices (1994)
  • Layerings for Vibraphone and Tape (1993)
  • Scattered Mirrors for Piano (1993)
  • Out of the Earth for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1993)
  • Between the Wings of the Earth for Chamber Orchestra (1993)
  • Rooms of Light for SATB Choir (1992)
  • Four Songs of Japan for soprano, viola and fortepiano (1991)
  • Landscape for Piano and String Orchestra (1990)
  • Of Time and Sky for Piano (1990)
  • The First Sea for Bass Clarinet and Tape (1989)
  • Wind Sketches for Wind Octet (1988)
  • The Far Field for Orchestra (1987)
  • Fantasy for Violin (1985)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Matthews | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  2. ^ a b Canadienne, Canadian Music Centre | Centre de Musique. "Michael Matthews: Showcase". www.musiccentre.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  3. ^ "Michael Matthews - Musical Works. Orchestral, chamber, solo, theatrical". Michael Matthews. Retrieved 2019-02-16.

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