As a performer-composer Matt London aspires to create emotive music inspired by free improvisation. His creative music practice is centred around channeling the spirit of the impromptu through promoting the creative voices of others into a collaborative experience. Today his main musical influences are drawn from master improvisers & composers such as Paul Dunmall, Barry Guy, Brian Irvine, Irène Schweizer and Wadada Leo Smith to name a few.
The main vehicle of this endeavour is through his group Ensemble Entropy who have 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. The group were delighted to receive funding from Arts Council England for their April 2019 gigs with Loré Lixenberg at Listen! Cambridge and Cafe OTO! Subsequently Matt’s piece elemental utterances from this tour was nominated for the Ivors Composer Awards 2020 in the Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble category.
His extended work Rituals for Orchestra Entropy was shortlisted for a 2018 BASCA British Composer Award in the Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble Category, and was recorded & released in late 2019 on the Discus Music label supported by LSO Soundhub.
Matt recently completed his PhD Points for Departures: Composing for Improvisers at Brunel University London under the supervision of Colin Riley and Christopher Fox . He is also a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music [MMus Distinction, Saxophone].
Matt is a proud D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.