Lab 43: Matthew Shlomowitz – Graveyard and Slot (with guest appearance)

Wednesday 17 March 2021, 12-2pm [online via Minerva]

Matthew Shlomowitz will discuss ways he sets up a quasi-theatrical scenario through music and sound, without recourse to image or text, in his recent composition Graveyard and Slot (with guest appearance)In advance, you can look at a performance of the work given by Ensemble Nikel at the 2020 edition of the Warsaw Autumn Festival here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1UaT_2neJ8

Matthew Shlomowitz makes concert music and performance pieces. His opera Electric Dreams was produced by Kunstuniversität Graz for the 2017 Musikprotokoll festival; a second production will be presented by Grand Théâtre de Genève, Am Stam Gram and Contrechamps in Geneva in season 22/23. He has recently been working on a series of lecture styled performance pieces addressing issues such as aesthetic taste, emotion and listening. In 2018, asamisimasa released a CD of his work on the All That Dust label, and his work Glücklich, Glücklich, Freude, Freude, for keyboards and orchestra, was premiered at 2019 Donaueschinger Musiktage. Matthew teaches composition at the University of Southampton and co-directs Plus Minus Ensemble. www.shlom.com

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