Equally at home as performer and composer Matt London aspires to create emotive music inspired by free improvisation, and was recently shortlisted for a 2018 BASCA British Composer Award in the Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble Category.
A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music [MMus Distinction] studying with Rob Buckland and Andy Scott [saxophone] and with current doctoral study at Brunel University London under the supervision of Colin Riley and Christopher Fox [composition] he continues to explore and develop a forward looking approach to his music centred around the impromptu.
Channeling the spirit of the impromptu today his main musical influences are drawn from master improvisers and composers such as Paul Dunmall, Barry Guy, Brian Irvine, Irène Schweizer and Wadada Leo Smith to name a few.
Held in high regard as a classical tenor saxophone specialist his debut classical album “SPEAK NOW music for tenor saxophone” presents a selection of original tenor saxophone works by composers from across the UK.
“Awesome sounds - beautifully played.” - Clarinet & Saxophone Society Magazine
Matt leads Ensemble Entropy a dynamic new music ensemble / group / band exploring the space between composed contemporary music & free improvisation. The group has collaborated with many superb guests including; improvisation piano maverick Matthew Bourne, free improvisation giant Mark Sanders [drums] and the fearless avant-garde mezzo Loré Lixenberg.
February 2018 saw a large ensemble edition of the group at IKLECTIK named Orchestra Entropy - bringing together 10 improvisers including Sarah Gail Brand, Benedict Taylor, Tom Ward to perform Matt’s extended devised work RITUALS plus music by Megan Steinberg and Jennifer Walshe.
Matt is a proud D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist | Photo by Mark Allan - British Composer awards 2018 at the British Museum.