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Mr Harry Matthews BA, MMus

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Harry Matthews is a Postgraduate research student for Composition at Bath Spa University & the University of Southampton.

Harry Matthews is a composer, pianist and musical co-director of OUT-TAKE Ensemble based in Bristol, UK.

His work focuses on composing for instruments and field recordings, exploring various methods of listening to human activity.

Works have been composed for Juliet Fraser, James Saunders, Barton/Rhys Duo, Ben Jameson, Nebula Percussion, OUT-TAKE Ensemble, and Ensemble Paramirabo. Harry’s current projects and workshops include works for Leith Hill National Trust, Jane Chapman, Bozzini Quartet, Riot Ensemble, Caitlin Rowley, Ensemble Material, and OUT-TAKE Ensemble.

Harry is currently studying for a PhD in Composition with James Saunders at Bath Spa University and with Matthew Shlomowitz at University of Southampton (AHRC Funded by SWW DTP). He completed his BA in Music (1st) and MMus in Composition (Distinction), supervised by Benjamin Oliver and Matthew Shlomowitz at the University of Southampton in 2016/17.

His works have been performed across the UK, and he has been featured as an emerging UK composer in Montreal, Canada by Ensemble Paramirabo.

Research interests

Experimental Composition (specifically, soundscape composition and open scores), Acoustic Ecology and Soundscape Ecology

PhD Title: Listening To Noise [Pollution]: Performer and Audience Environments

Supervisors: Prof. James Saunders, Dr Matthew Shlomowitz, and Prof. Owen Jones

Funded by AHRC SWW DTP

Research group


Affiliate research groups

Acoustic Ecology, Soundscape Ecology

I am currently a tutor for an undergraduate ensemble module at Bath Spa University.

Mr Harry Matthews
Music Department
Building 2
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ
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