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Add a public comment ...for SATB choir, virtual singer and video

Duration: ca. 9'

Animation by Jan Giedroyc

Premiere: Panorama Festival, March 2020, Musikhuset, Aarhus

Polyglots: for performers using Duolingo, instruments + video

Duration: variable - approx 10-20'

Written for Current Resonance

Premiere: Pulsar Festival, March 2020, RMC, Copenhagen - Matt Grouse + Current Resonance


CONTACT: interactive audiovisual collaboration with Andy Sowerby (projections, instruments, electronics)

Duration: ca. 30'

Premiere: Cryptic Nights, postpone due to COVID-19, date TBA (programmed alongside 'Scratch' and 'Eye of the Storm') - Harry Gorski-Brown, Patrick Shand, Matthew Grouse, Andy Sowerby

Silberblau: for solo classical guitar and electronics

Duration: ca. 5'

commissioned by Sasha Salvoni

Premiere: TBA - Sasha Salvoni

New work for Ensemble Recherche: for fl., ob., cl., vln., vla., vlc., pf., perc.

Duration: ca. 7'

Workshop: June 2020, Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium

Veneer: for solo trumpet and electronics

Duration: ca. 10'

commissioned by Tom Poulson

Premiere: TBA - Tom Poulson



Daily Ritualsfor soprano, clarinet, harp, double bass and electronics

Duration: ca. 17'

for The Hermes Experiment (The Night With... commission)

Premiere: The Night With, November 2019 - The Hermes Experiment

Another Binewski: for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, violin, cello and synthesized voice

Duration: ca. 3'30"

Commissioned by Hebrides Ensemble

Premiere: Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2019

Toodle Oodle: for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, violin, cello

Duration: ca. 2'

Commissioned by Hebrides Ensemble

Premiere: Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2019

wood.pulse: for solo bassoon

Duration: ca. 5'

for Ben Hudson of Psappha Ensemble as part of their 'Composing for Bassoon' scheme

Premiere: Glasgow Experimental Music Series, November 2019 - Ronan Whittern

Clipping: for solo timpani and field recording

Duration: ca. 10'30"

Premiere: noise.pocket : 4 pieces, February 2019 - Joshua Dunbar



Apertures: for solo clarinet in Bb

Duration: ca. 5'

Attach: for orchestra (40 players, in 4 groups)

Duration: 7'30"

Up to 70 performances included in the Nevis Ensemble's inaugural tour around Scotland, as part of Glasgow2018.

The Periphery Archives: for mezzo soprano, viola, cello, piano, percussion and fixed media

Duration: ca. 25'

Premiere: Plug Festival, May 2018 - Stevenson Hall - MusicLab

Afterimages: for bassoon, 2 synthesizers and live electronics

Duration: ca. 7'

Premiere: Plug Festival, May 2018 - Stevenson Hall - Ronan Whittern, Stuart Moir, Electra Perivolaris, Matthew Grouse

Pressed Steel: an etude for electric guitar

Duration: 3'

Premiere: 14-28th July 2018 - The International Music Institute Darmstadt - Yaron Deutsch

A Crowning Insult: for clarinet in Bb, Violin, Cello, Harp, Electric Bass (amplified ensemble)

Duration: ca. 7'30"

Premiere: 15th of March - Ledger Recital Room - Red Note Ensemble

A Mechanism Buried Inside You: for 17 piece jazz big band 

Duration: ca. 8'

Premiere: 31st March, 2019 - The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen - AUJO

(winner of the AYJC Big Band Composition Competition)


Unwaxed for chamber orchestra (2 (II=picc) .2.2 (I=Eb Cl. - II=B Cl.) .2 - 2.2.0 - Timp -

Duration: ca. 7'

First workshopped: Royal Northern Sinfonia and Hugh Brunt - Sage Gateshead 22-11-17

Wine Lips - for sextet (picc. / cl. in Bb / string quartet)

Length: ca. 6'30

First performance: The Assembly Project and Mark Biggins St Magnus Cathedral (St Magnus International Festival) 21/06/17

Coming through the firmament - for string quartet

Length: ca. 3'

First workshopped: The Gildas Quartet at the 2017 St Magnus International Festival Composer's Course.

10 Polaroids - for string trio

Length ca. 11'30"

First performance: Live Music Now Venues in June 2017 (performed by the Dohnányi String Trio)

Music for 'Scratch' - A short film collaboration with visual artist Andy Sowerby

Length ca. 2'

First performance: Electroacoustic Concert 24/04/2017 Alexander Gibson Opera Studio

Music for 'Eye of the Storm' - A short film collaboration with visual artist Andy Sowerby

Length ca. 7'

First performance: Electroacoustic Concert 24/04/2017 Alexander Gibson Opera Studio

10 seconds - for soprano saxophone, accordion, e-guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, laptop performer

Length ca. 9'

First performance: PLUG 3: Composer's Collective 10/05/17

(winner of the Dorico Award at the Scottish Awards For New Music 2018)

Percolator - a miniature for 2 pianos

Length ca. 3'

First performance: PLUG 8: Glasgow Piano Duets 11/05/17 

Impression - film score for The Northern Film School

Length: 13'


I scream at the wind (I hear no answer) - for amplified soprano saxophone, live electronics and tape

Length ca. 7'30"

written for and performed by Lewis Banks

Krantz - for Flute, Sop Sax, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Violins x2, Viola, Cello (For The Cumnock Tryst)

Length ca.9'

Premiered by MusicLab - 01/10/16 - Cumnock Old Church

Mortise - for clarinet in Bb, cello and piano 

Length: ca. 10'30"

Premiered by Hebrides Ensemble - 06-05-16 - Stevenson Hall

(winner of the 2016 Walter and Dinah Wolfe Memorial Award)

Orchids, Thift and Silverweed = Mezzo and Piano (Poem by Margaret Greenwood)

Length 5'

Premiered by Charlotte Heslop (Mezzo) & Fionnuala Ward (Piano) - 02/04/16 - Leeds College of Music


Trio (in 2 movements) - electroacoustic piece using source material of piano, violin, double bass


mvt.I = 6'17''


mvt.II = 5'30''


Project Down = Score for a theatre piece based on 'Watership Down' - Live String Quartet & Pre-recorded composition.

'Reaper' Film Score - A film by Amber Simpson

Length 10'


Ritalin = electroacoustic piece for loudspeakers

Length 6'30''

Abrasion = Saxophone Quartet in 3 movements

I 'Phatic Friction'- 4:20

II 'Zephyr' - 2:50

III 'Incendiary Drifts' - 4:35

Length 11'45''


Olhão Compass = Solo Piano

Length 6'47''

Premiered by Sinae Lee - 06/05/15 - Ledger Recital Room (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)


Only Solace electroacoustic 

Length 6'02''


© 2015 Matthew Grouse. 

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