SHORTER BIO:

I’m a composer, originally from Yorkshire (UK), currently living and studying in Aarhus (DK). I often work at an intersection between music for instruments and voices; electronic sound; text; video; and performative media. Recently, my work has engaged with a re-contextualisation of everyday sounds and automatic social and physical behaviours.

 

Recent pieces have involved, amongst other things, documentary techniques; self-reflexivity; explorations of fluency; custom-built, tactile electronic instruments; YouTube comments sung by a choir and virtual singer soloist; and spatialised orchestral music performed on top of mountains, in train stations, in swimming pools, and in remote communities.

 

Recent commissions have come from Riot Ensemble / Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (for percussionist Sam Wilson); The Night With… (for The Hermes Experiment); Hebrides Ensemble / Edinburgh Book Festival; The Cumnock Tryst (for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra)

 

My music has been programmed at festivals such as: Darmstädter Ferienkurse (DE); Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK); Matera Intermedia (IT); St Magnus International Festival (UK); Visiones Sonoras (MX); EviMus (DE); Sound-Image (UK).

Photography by @jadefrancesphoto 

"...contemporary music that recognised no boundaries whatsoever." - Keith Bruce, The Herald

"...The most striking (piece was) Matthew Grouse’s Left Right, Left Right, performed by percussionist Sam Wilson." - Andrew Clements, The Guardian

"...a quirky electro-acoustic melange of mundane ritual." - Ken Walton, The Scotsman

© 2015 Matthew Grouse. 

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