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World Premier of Isotach, Platform, Glasgow // New Rehearsal Video

September 7th, 2017

Tomorrow is a rather special day: myself, along with violist Aby Vulliamy, and cellist Mick Bardon, will play live versions of material from Isotach, at Platform, Glasgow. It’s the first time I’ve tried to represent something captured on recording so closely in a concert setting. Before we launch into this music for the very first time READ MORE




Massive interview for Fractured Air // New Ray Kane video of ‘Candela’…

August 17th, 2017

Isotach is officially released tomorrow, and I understand there have been a few favourable reviews floating around. I shall do my best to repost these on the usual social media channels, but, if you want a little more insight into the lazy, hesitant, often-reluctant process that is responsible for bringing much of this music to READ MORE




New album: Isotach

May 25th, 2017

I’m delighted to announce my new album Isotach. Recorded at home in Airedale, this is a somewhat deliberate return to all things mechanical and physical (i.e. the piano and cello). Much of the music is quite still, and if you listen carefully you might just be able to make out the sound of various weather READ MORE




Clash Magazine video premiere

May 24th, 2017

  Clash Magazine have decided to premiere the first of three videos featuring myself playing / talking about the forthcoming album for The Leaf Label: Isotach. Directed by Ray Kane, these videos were shot at my home in Airedale, where the music was recorded. Hopefully these will shed some light on the music from a READ MORE




CANDELA (for Sascha Heeney)

March 27th, 2017

Candela (for Sascha Heeney) by Matthew Bourne   My new album will be released on The Leaf Label this summer. Recorded at home in Airedale, it marks a return to my first musical love: the piano (and cello). It’s slow, intense, meditative. The ‘single’ from the album, ‘Candela (for Sascha Heeney)’, is indicative of the READ MORE




LIVE ON WORLDWIDE FM TODAY

March 24th, 2017

  Today, I will be live, on air, on Worldwide FM for an hour, playing whatever I like – as a precursor to my Piano Day concert with Trim at Union Chapel, on March 29. SO, tune in to WORLDWIDE FM between 11:00-12:00 today to listen live. The session is also streamed live on the READ MORE




Paul Bolderson

December 22nd, 2016

Paul Bolderson 21/03/48 – 21/12/16 Paul Bolderson lived an extraordinary life Affectionately known as ‘Peebs’ or ‘PB’, Paul’s larger-than-life persona was infectious and inescapable – and he never failed to leave a lasting impression on those who came into contact with him. I was introduced to Paul via Sam Hobbs, way back in 2001 – READ MORE




BLACK CYGNET – AN EVENING OF NEW MUSIC AT THE WHITE SWAN, LEEDS

November 12th, 2016

This year, Leeds College of Music have asked if I would curate six evenings of music at The White Swan, in Leeds. The musical focus of these evenings emphasises  original and exploratory music; showcasing student bands from LCoM alongside players from the UK scene (and beyond). The first of these concerts will take place on NOVEMBER READ MORE




MOOGMEMORY PLUS EP / KEIGHLEY VIDEO / LEEDS FILM FESTIVAL

September 29th, 2016

moogmemory plus is an EP of new tracks – a companion piece of sorts, to moogmemory, released earlier this year. It’s available to pre-order HERE. You can also read more about these tracks in the most recent BLOG POST. The first track on the EP, Keighley, features in a film made by Michael England, whilst READ MORE




MOOGMEMORY PLUS

September 29th, 2016

During the preparation for the moogmemory live show with Michael England, earlier this year, a number of new pieces came out of our collaboration together. moogmemory plus brings these new tracks together, along with reworked versions of Daniziel and Sam; reflecting how these pieces have changed through live performance. In addition, there is a homage READ MORE