New Music for Tenor Saxophone
This program proudly presents new works by some of the most innovative and celebrated UK composers working today; Peter Wiegold, and Christopher Fox. It also includes a new work by Matt London.
Matt London is held in high regard as a classical tenor saxophone specialist and as an aspiring composer fascinated with open & unconfined performance and writing.
With a broad and open minded approach to music instilled from study at the RNCM and current doctoral study at Brunel University under the supervision of Peter Wiegold and Christopher Fox [composition] , Matt continues to explore & develop a forward looking approach to his music.
His debut classical album SPEAK NOW presents a selection of original tenor saxophone works by composers from across the UK.
“Awesome sounds – beautifully played.” – Clarinet & Saxophone Society Magazine
Matt is a D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist, Britten-Pears Young Artist, and is co-founder of the Tenor Saxophone Index. www.mattlondonmusic.com
Matt London – Tenor Saxophone | Dave Howard – Piano
The modern classical tenor saxophone, with its flamboyant, dynamic and versatile nature, offers the perfect channel for new and established composers to create fresh and original works.
This programme brings together some of the most innovative and celebrated UK composers working today; Peter Wiegold [BBC Proms 2007, BCMG Artist-in-Association & Composers Ensemble], and Christopher Fox [Darmstadt, EXAUDI and Ives Ensemble] who share an original and liberating approach to their writing. The programme also includes a new work by Matt London.
Introducing the instrument to new and established composers is at the heart of this programme, to broaden the repertoire, the instrument’s awareness to the public listener, and to offer insight into the instruments understanding and impression to that of the modern classical composer highlighting the leading role the UK takes at forefront of this exciting development.
It is my aim to make a significant contribution to increase the repertoire available to fellow tenor saxophonists by encouraging both established and new composers to write for the instrument, recording commissions and giving performances, as well as occasionally adding to the repertoire as a composer.
Matt has performed across the UK and beyond, including performances at the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok and St Andrews supported by a coveted RVW Trust Commission Award.
His critically acclaimed debut album SPEAK NOW accompanied by Dave Howard showcases the versatility of the modern classical tenor saxophone through specially written works for the instrument by UK composers including; Richard Rodney Bennett, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Andy Scott, Graham Fitkin and Geoff Eales.
” every single track is a variable triumph of sonority…
Awesome sounds – beautifully played. ” – Clarinet & Saxophone Society Magazine
” Bringing the tenor saxophone out of the shadows ” – Planet Hugill
★★★ – Jazzwise Magazine
This performance is supported by the Tenor Saxophone Index – The online repertoire database for original tenor saxophone music. [ www.tenorsaxindex.info ] [ www.mattlondonmusic.com ]