tags: Matthew Welch

Ensemble neoN: Ultima Thule

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Neon foto av André Løyning

Co-presented by Scandinavia House

Fresh from Norway, Ensemble neoN makes its American debut in a vivacious program of works from six different countries. From the primordial ur-language of Neil Luck’s charismatic Bubbles to the kaleidoscopic interplays of Alexander Kaiser’s [ˈprɪz(ə)m], the program is an expedition to the farthest reaches of the human condition. Diego Jiménez Tamame argues for understanding in his Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree], while Jan Martin Smørdal celebrates transcribed noise in his All Play. Seán Clancy’s Fourteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of Greeting Cards maps out a life in epigrams, and Matthew Welch’s Comala’s Song (a co-commission of MATA and Norway’s Ultima Festival) closes out the evening with its borderless music of ecstatic intensity.

8PM at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, between 37th and 38th Street, NYC
$25 / $20 Students

Tickets available here: http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/mata-festival/

Alexander Kaiser (Italy): [ˈprɪz(ə)m] (2014), AP

Matthew Welch (USA): Comala’s Song (2016), WP – Festival Commission 

Seán Clancy (Ireland): Fourteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of Greeting Cards (2013), AP

Neil Luck (UK): Bubbles (2009/16), WP (revised version)

Diego Jiménez Tamame (Spain): Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), AP

Jan Martin Smørdal (Norway): All Play (2014/16), AP

Matthew Welch

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016


Matthew Welch is a composer of innovative opera and genre-resisting concert music. Mixing his backgrounds in bagpipes, gamelan, experimental, classical, rock and improvised music, Welch’s compositional sound is worldly and eclectic in material, yet personal and seamless in style. Boasted by the New York Times as “border-busting; catchy,” Welch’s music has been performed in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. He founded his NYC ensemble Blarvuster in 2002 and co-founded NYC’s Experiments in Opera in 2011.

Odd Appetite and FLUX Quartet – Ha-Yang Kim, curator

Friday, January 25th, 2008

January 25, 2008, 8PM

Interval 1.2

Odd Appetite and the FLUX Quartet
performing works by
Ha-Yang Kim, Lukas Ligeti, Nathan Davis
and Matthew Welch

Curated by Ha-Yang Kim
as part of the MATA Interval Curatorial Associates Program

Issue Project Room
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

A night of music influenced by the rich
musical traditions of Bali, Africa, and India,
curated by Ha-Yang Kim.

Nathan Davis Keybar Untai

Ha-Yang Kim Oon

Matthew Welch Ulrikke

Ha-Yang Kim Samtak

Performed by Odd Appetite:
Ha-Yang Kim, cello
Nathan Davis, percussion


Marco Cappelli, guitars
Ha-Yang Kim, cello
Lukas Ligeti, balafon

Matthew Welch Suite from Suibhal Turnlar for String Quartet

Lukas Ligeti Moving Houses for String Quartet

performed by members of FLUX Quartet:
Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris, violin
Max Mandel, viola
with special guest Ha-Yang Kim, cello

Matthew Welch, Paul Fowler, Paul Hogan, Michael Lowenstern, Jeff Herriott, David Heuser, Greg Beyer

Wednesday, May 7th, 2003

May 7th at 8pm

St. Peters Church

Matthew Welch Traversing Mad-hatten
Matthew Welch, bag pipes

Paul Fowler from Basho (New York Premiere)
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Hermit Thrush Elizabeth Brown
Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi

Paul Hogan The ForkVariable
for prepared piano and tape
Christopher Oldfather, piano

Michael Lowenstern Sha
Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet and electronics


Jeff Herriott Design for bass clarinet and electronics (World Premiere)
Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet


David Heuser Deep Blue Spiral (New York Premiere)
for alto saxophone and tape
Aaron Heick, alto saxophone

Greg Beyer Bahaian Counterpoint
for video, tape and berimbau
Greg Beyer, berimbau