Matthew Kaner is a composer currently living and working in London.
Echoes in the Stillness shortlisted for ISCM - Written during Matthew's Embedded residency with BBC Radio 3 and Sound and Music, this work for string quartet has been shortlisted for performance at the International Society for Contemporary Music's World Music Days in New Zealand in 2020. Click here for the official press release.
Hansel and Gretel: A Nightmare in Eight Scenes -
Following the sold-out premiere at Cheltenham Festival and praise in the Guardian (4* full review here), this exciting re-imagining of the famous tale has now ended its tour and can now be viewed online here. Created in collaboration with renowned poet Simon Armitage and artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins the work is scored for narrator-singer Adey Grummet and the Goldfield Ensemble, featured alongside live puppets, animation and shadow-puppetry.
"In this premiere performance at the Cheltenham festival, staged by Goldfield Productions, what appeared at first to be a slight, small-scale affair in the end resonated altogether more deeply." Rian Evans for the Guardian
"...hypnotic words from Simon Armitage clothed in deft, transparent score by @mattkaner that conjures everything from nursery-rhymes to sugar-rush and birdsong" Dan Harding on Twitter