Cannot Not
New CD released on Sub Rosa label featuring Mark Knoop performing Popular Contexts and works by Peter Ablinger.



Matthew Shlomowitz (b. 1975) is a composer of concert music and performance pieces. Raised in Adelaide, Australia, he now lives in London. He is Associate Professor in Composition at University of Southampton, and co-directs the new music ensemble Plus Minus with Joanna Bailie.

Joytime Ride for Ives performed by ATHELAS Sinfonietta, conducted by Pierre André Valade

He has composed works for groups such as asamisimasa, bESIdES, Calefax, Ensemble Offspring, EXAUDI, Ives Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, Ricciotti Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Wespoke New Music Company and extended works for Mark Knoop and Stephane Ginsburgh.

He has two ongoing projects: Popular Contexts, a series of pieces that investigate everyday and popular culture (often combining field recordings with instrumental music), and Letter Pieces, which combine physical actions, music and text. He formed the Letter Piece Company with dancer Shila Anaraki and together they created a one hour theatre work, A to Zzz, for five performers that was premièred at Vooruit in Gent in February 2012.