A dynamic new music ensemble / group / band exploring the space between composed contemporary music and free improvisation Ensemble Entropy is the main vehicle for Matt’s endeavour to explore the impromptu.
The group 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.
Made up of experienced musicians from these differing practices Seth Bennett [double bass], Georgia Cooke [flute] and Rebecca Raimondi [violin] are able to explore and blend these musics authentically creating performances that are original and never the same. By setting an open and uninhibited environment we challenge composers to devise pieces that explore the impromptu.
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.
RITUALS was shortlisted for a 2018 British Composer Award in the Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble Category and in 2019 recorded & released the work on the Discus Music label supported by LSO Soundhub.
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 !