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MATT WRIGHT

UK COMPOSER / SOUND ARTIST


//live dates 




//2018  


20-22.12.18 / (tbc) Ensemble Klang Festival / Den Haag, Holland 

3-5.12.18 / Orpheus Instituut, Belgium + (tbc) work on 'Red, Yellow and Green Music', a new project with the Six Tones. 
30.11.18 / Paper on practice research at The Orpheus Institute / Ghent, Belgium 

25.11.18 / (tbc) solo turntable set / hcmf// Magic Rock Brewery / Huddersfield, UK 

21.11.18 / (tbc) Matt Wright, Pete Harden + Ensemble Klang: Fast Gold Butterflies / hcmf// Magic Rock Brewery / Huddersfield, UK  

3.11.18 / Fast Gold Butterflies / Ensemble Klang / Sound Festival, Aberdeen 

29.10-2.11.18 / (tbc) small tour and new piece for Steve Altoft (19-division trumpet) / South East UK. 

1+2.10.18 / Visiting The Koninklijk Consevatorium, Den Haag, Holland

30.9.18 / Rehearsal for hcmf// with Ensemble Klang, Den Haag, Holland

22.9.18 / Trance Map with Evan Parker / Yarmonics festival, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK.   

NEXT>> 20.9.18 / Trance Map trio with Evan Parker and Hannah Marshall / Vortex, London 

25-27.6.18 / Orpheus Instituut, Belgium + (tbc) work on 'Red, Yellow and Green Music', a new project with the Six Tones. 

4.6.18 / Trance Map+ with Toma Gouband and Mark Nauseef / Café OTO, London.  

3.6.18 / (tbc) recording Trance Map+ with Toma Gouband and Mark Nauseef, with (tbc) live performance / Ramsgate, UK 

2.6.18 / Trance Map+ with Mark Nauseef / Oscillate Festival / Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK 

6.5.18 / Trance Map+ (with Adam Linson and Spring Heel Jack) / Cheltenham, UK 

28.4.18 / Trance Map duo with Evan Parker / Ulrichsberg, Austria 

27.4.18 / Performance with Alexander Hawkins, Evan Parker, Orphy Robinson and Pat Thomas / Café OTO, London 

(tbc) 20/21.4.18 / Trance Map duo with Evan Parker / Bristol, UK 

9+10.4.18 / Orpheus Instituut, Ghent, Belgium: first workshop for 'Red, Yellow and Green Music', a new project with the Six Tones. 

28.3.18 / presentation on Materiality with Dr. Andy Birtwistle, Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury 

14.2.18 / recording for ongoing project with Kit Downes and Tom Challenger (tbc) 

3.1.18 - 24.3.18 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

//2017

20.12.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

19.12.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

18.12.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

18.11.17 / Corelli_HACK for B'rock early music ensemble + turntable/live sampling / Nijmegen, Holland 

17.11.17 / Corelli_HACK for B'rock early music ensemble + turntable/live sampling / Breda, Holland

16.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

15.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

13.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

12.11.17 / Corelli_HACK for B'rock early music ensemble + turntable/live sampling / Ghent, Belgium

10.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

9.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

8.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

7.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

6.11.17 / Musical Director for NETWORK @ National Theatre, London / music by Eric Sleichim, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston 

3-5.11.17 / Performance with Evan Parker & Guests, Tempere, Finland

22.7.17 / Performance with Evan Parker / Nikelsdorf, Austria 

26-28.6.17 / Orpheus Instituut, Ghent, Belgium

10.6.17 / Performing in Elaine Mitchener's 'Song Books' at the Poet in the City Festival / Kings Place, London 

19.5.17 / TRANCE MAP Quartet (with Evan Parker, Toma Gouband, Mark Nauseef) / Poitiers, France 

18.5.17 / TRANCE MAP Quartet (with Evan Parker, Toma Gouband, Mark Nauseef) / Paris  

12.5.17 / Recording new project with Elaine Mitchener / Canterbury, UK

 

21.4.17 / Premiere of The Precipice / Keir Neuringer + St. Paul's Sinfonia + electronics / Catford, London, UK

 

20. 4.17 / Speak Cities tour with Keir Neuringer / St Gregory's Centre for Music, Canterbury, UK


19. 4.17 / Speak Cities CD launch with Keir Neuringer / Arco Barco, Ramsgate, UK

 

15. 4.17 / Speak Cities CD launch with Keir Neuringer and Evan Parker / Cafe OTO, London, UK


3-5.4.17 / Orpheus Instituut, Ghent, Belgium


18.2.17 / Hull City of Culture: The Basil Kirchin Story / with Evan Parker, Adam Linson and Spring Heel Jack / Hull, UK 


17.2.17 / Corelli_HACK for B'rock early music ensemble + turntable/live sampling / ccHA, Hasselt, Belgium

 

16.2.17 / Corelli_HACK for B'rock early music ensemble + turntable/live sampling / Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland


19+20.1.17 / Mixing new album with Panos Ghikas for future Migro records release / London


13.1.17 / Premiere of new ongoing project with Kit Downes and Tom Challenger / Part of the Wintersound Festival at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury  

 

12.1.17 / Premiere of Corelli_THREAD (Canterbury Edit) / James Widden + Alison Holford / Part of the Wintersound Festival at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury


12-14.1.17 / co-curating the Wintersound Festival / Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury  


10+11.1.17 / Recording with Alexander Hawkins Ensemble / Livingstone Studios, London

 

//2016

 

7+8.12.16 / Guest Tutor at the University of the Applied Arts, Lucerne, Switzerland

 

(tbc) 3.12.16 / CD launch with Ensemble Klang / Dag in De Branding, Den Haag, Holland

 

16.11.16 / BL!NDMAN HYBRID / De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium

 

5.11.16 / Corelli_HACK for B'rock early music ensemble + turntable/live sampling / November Music Festival, Den Bosch, Holland

 

28-30.10.16 / Corelli_HACK for B'rock early music ensemble + turntable/live sampling / commissioned by the Transit Festival, Belgium

 

23-30.10.16 / Rehearsals for new Transit Festival commission (see above) / Ghent, Belgium

 

25.9.16 / Premiere of Locked Groove Project with Robert Stillman / Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

 

16.9.16 / Trio performance with Evan Parker and Peter Jacquemain (bass) / Bydgosczc, Poland

 

(tbc) early 9.16 / Workshop with James Widden + Alison Holford (violin + 'cello) / Canterbury

 

7.7.16 / Workshop with Ruben Martinez Orio (percussion) / Canterbury.

 

27.6.16-3.7.16 / Recording new CD with Ensemble Klang / Den Haag, Holland

 

23.6.16 / INAUGURAL LECTURE AS PROFESSOR OF COMPOSTION + SONIC ART: 'Navigating the Wide Open Field' / Anselm Studio One, Canterbury Christ Church University

 

(postponed) 6.16 / FRACTURE MIX [MEXICO CITY] / Museo Choppo, Mexico City, Mexico

 

11.6.16 / Filming Locked Groove Project with Robert Stillman / Resort Studios, Ramgate, UK

 

10.5.16 / Performance with Panos Ghikas / Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK

 

19.3.16 / TRANCE MAP duo: Free Range City / University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

 

2.3.16 / BL!NDMAN HYBRID / Kaaitheatre, Brussels, Belgium

 

27.2.16 / BL!NDMAN HYBRID Belgium Premiere / Handelsbeurs, Ghent, Belgium

 

4.2.16 / Trance Map with Evan Parker and Hannah Marshall / Vortex, London, UK

  


//biography

born 1977, Norwich, UK


Matt Wright works as a composer, improviser and sound artist at the edges of concert and club culture, his output stretching from scores for early music ensembles and contemporary chamber groups to digital improvisation, experimental hip hop and turntablism, website installations, and large events combining DJs, new music performers and digital media. As a performer he works with turntables, laptops and surround sound installations to create post-DJ, multichannel music embracing hip hop, avant garde and freely improvised traditions. 


He works closely with Evan Parker in their live/studio project Trance Map and Trance Map+ (featuring guests such as Toma Gouband, Peter Evans, Spring Heel Jack and Mark Nauseef);  with Ensemble Klang in The Hague (including the albums ‘Music at the Edge of Collapse’ and 'Cold Highlife'), with the Brussels-based Bl!ndman ensemble and composer Eric Sleichim (including NETWORK, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston, as well as Beyond/Behind with soprano Claron McFadden); with Champ D'Action in Antwerp (including the LABO international arts residency); with The Six Tones in Stockhom and Hanoi; with Ensemble Offspring in Sydney; with CEPROMusic in Mexico City and as guest with the Alexander Hawkins Ensemble (on the record 'Unit[e]'), as well as experimental duo projects with Keir Neuringer, Roger Redgate, Robert Stillman and Panos Ghikas. 


His work has been presented at the Sydney Opera House, Le Poisson Rouge (New York), the Muziekcentrum an ‘t IJ (Amsterdam), The Kim Ma Theatre (Vietnam) and Abbey Road Studios, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He has been commissioned by organisations such as The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the MATA Festival (New York) and his work has been broadcast on TV across Europe, and on radio globally, including a two-hour focus on his work on the ABC Network in Australia. Reviews of his work have appeared in the New York Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, Vietnam Today and the Financial Times. In 2014, he remixed Robert Wyatt's 'Cuckooland' album into a concert-length collaboration with Elaine Mitchener, Tony Hymas and the Brodsky Quartet. In 2015 'Totem for Den Haag' was selected to represent UK new music in the UK/Mexico dual year.


Matt is a Professor of Composition and Sonic Art at Canterbury Christ Church University. He studied Composition with Richard Steinitz and with Christopher Fox at the University of Huddersfield; with Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding and Richard Ayres at The Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands and with Roger Redgate at Goldsmiths College, London. He also had formative lessons and workshop experience with Steve Reich, Steve Martland, Howard Skempton and Wajahat Kahn.