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Matt London
Photo by Mark Allan – British Composer Awards

Equally at home as performer and composer Matt London aspires to create emotive music inspired by free improvisation and was shortlisted for a 2018 BASCA British Composer Award in the Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble Category for his work Rituals.

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.

Today his main musical influences as a performer-composer are drawn from master improvisers and composers such as Paul Dunmall, Barry Guy, Brian Irvine, Paul Rogers and Wadada Leo Smith to name a few. Recent compositional work includes pieces for Distractfold Ensemble [UK], Marij van Gorkom [NL], Loré Linxenberg [UK] and Matthew Bourne [UK].

Matt leads Ensemble Entropy a dynamic new music ensemble / group / band exploring the space between composed contemporary music & free improvisation. Gigs / concerts often include featured guests to showcase their talents before joining the ensemble! These include; improvisation piano maverick Matthew Bourne, free improvisation giant Mark Sanders [drums] and electronics inventor Jenn Kirby.

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.

Ensemble Entropy were delighted to receive funding from Arts Council England for their April 2019 gigs with Loré Lixenberg at Listen! Cambridge and Cafe OTO !

Matt is a proud D’Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.

Rituals – new album out now on Discus Music!

10 improvisers
along an ancient elemental journey!