Matthew Kaner
COMPOSER
Chamber | Electroacoustic | Ensemble (6 players+) | Orchestral | Soloist and Orchestra | Video | Voice(s)

Chamber

2016
3'
pno trio: vln. vc. pno.
Recorded by Trio Isimsiz. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 28 November 2016.
2016
3'
cello solo
Recorded by Guy Johnston. Commissioned by Richard Sheldon and recorded for BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 21 November 2016.
2016
4'
string quartet
Recorded by the Van Kujik Quartet. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 7 November 2016.
2016
4'
4 baroque vln.
Commissioned by the Orchestra of the Age Enlightenment. Premiered in the Night Shift, at the Old Queen's Head on 26 October 2016. Recorded by the OAE for BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on 31 October 2016.
2016
4'
basset cl.
Recorded by Mark Simpson. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 24 October 2016.
2016
3'
pno solo
Recorded by Richard Uttley. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 17 October 2016.
2016
3'
vln. pno.
Recorded by Richard Uttley and Benjamin Baker. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 3 October 2016.
2015
22'
pno solo
Commissioned by Richard Uttley with the support of the Britten-Pears, Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Arthur Bliss Trusts. Premiere 7 May 2015, St John's Smith Square.
2013
5'
fl. cl. vla. vc.
Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta as part of Writing the Future. World premiere on December 8, 13:15 in the Purcell Room.
Mobile through the Mirror
2013
2'
ob. hp.
Composed in response to Heinz Holliger's Mobile for oboe and harp. Commissioned by the contemporary harp and oboe duo Orfea.
2012
2'
vln. vla.
Written at the Tanglewood Music Center as part of the 'Piece-a-Day' project. Premiered in Seiji Ozawa Hall by Alex Shiozaki and Derek Mosloff.
Melopoeia
2010
6'
pno. vc.
Premiere given at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, by Nancy Redman and Rebecca Wiles. Second performance by Mark Lindley at the Norfolk Festival, May 2011.
2007
3'
pno solo
Public premiere given by Bretton Brown, February 8th 2013.

Electroacoustic

2016
3'
electroacoustic recording
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the final day of 70th Anniversary celebrations and of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast from Goonhilly Earth Station live on In Tune on 7 December 2016.

Ensemble (6 players+)

2016
3'
ob. a. sax. 2perc. pno. dbl bass.
Recorded by the Workers Union Ensemble. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 26 September 2016.
2014
10'
fl(=a.fl). ob.(=c.a.). cl(=b.cl). bn. hn. tpt. tbn. 2perc. pno.
Commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Premiere given by the players of the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall on 31 May 2014, conducted by Clark Rundell.
2013
12'
ob. (=c.a.) s. sax. (=a. sax.) 2perc. pno. dbl bass. live electronics
Commissioned by the Workers Union with the support of the PRS for Music Foundation. World premiere given on 28 October 2013 in the Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, followed by the London premiere at LSO St. Luke's on 9th November 2013.
2011-12
5'
fl=(picc & a.fl.). cl=(b.cl). ob. bn. hn. tpt. tbn. perc: marimba, glock, guiro, triangle, bass drum. hp. 2vln. vla. vc. db.
Composed initially on the Britten Pears composition course, and later expanded for the full premiere in the Aldeburgh Festival in June 2012.
2011
5'
ob(=c.a.). t. sax. (=a. sax.) 2perc. pno. dbl bass.
Commissioned by the Workers Union, premiered at the Leeds Festival, March 4, 2011.
2009
3'
fl. cl(=b.cl). hn. vib. hp. vln. vla. vc.
Composed as part of the BBC Total Immersion Henze Programme; first performance given in the Barbican Centre foyer, with players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School, conducted by Richard Baker.

Orchestral

Encounters
2015-17
15'
orchestration t.b.c.
New work commissioned by Roche Young Commissions for Lucerne Festival 2017. Premiere date: 2 September 2017, at KKL Luzern with Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Means.
2012-13
12'
3.3.3.3 4.3.3.1 2Perc Timp Hp Pno=Cel Strings:14.12.10.8.6
Commissioned for the London Symphony Orchestra through the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme, supported by the Helen Hamyln trust.
Chasm
2011
5'
3.3.3.3 4.3.3.1 2Perc Hp Pno=Cel Strings:14.12.10.8.6
Written for the London Symphony Orchestra through the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme, supported by the Helen Hamyln trust.

Soloist and Orchestra

Stranded
2017
8'
Solo Violin, Orchestration: 2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0./Timp./Hp./Str.
Commissioned for Benjamin Baker. Premiered at St John's Smith Square with Jonathan Bloxham and the Firebird Orchestra, 9 May 2017.

Video

2014
11'
live alto sax. with electronic score
Music composed for video by artist Luke Burton, first exhibited in Lewisham Arthouse gallery

Voice(s)

2016
3'
Choir: SSAATTBB
Recorded by the BBC Singers. Text and melodic material based on Hildegard of Bingen's Ave Maria, O Auctrix Vite. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 14 November 2016.
2016
5'
vla. bs-baritone
Settings of Kafka for Bass-Baritone and Viola. Recorded by Ashley Riches and Sarah-Jane Bradley. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of Matthew's Embedded Composer in 3 Residency. First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast on 10 October 2016.
2015
5'
Triple choir: SSA SAT TBB
Commissioned by King's College London Choir in Memory of David Trendell.
2014
4'
a.sax (=s.sax) S.S.A.T.Bar.B.
Premiere given on 13 July, 2014 by Siglo de Oro and Sam Corkin in St George’s Basilica, Gozo, Malta. Details here.