JOHN MATTHIAS


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John Matthias is a musician, composer and physicist. He is the winner (with Jane Grant and Nick Ryan) of the PRS Foundation New Music Award 2008 for the development of a huge sonic installation entitled The Fragmented Orchestra, He has released three albums, Smalltown, Shining (2001) on the Accidental label, Stories from the Watercooler (2008) on the Ninja Tune/ Counter label and Cortical Songs (2008) (with Nick Ryan), a work for string orchestra and solo violin which includes remixes by Thom Yorke, Simon Tong, David Prior and many others, on the Nonclassical record label. He has worked with many internationally renowned recording artists including Radiohead (The Bends), Matthew Herbert and Coldcut and performed extensively in Europe including at the Pompidou Centre in Paris (Grande Salle) and at the Union Chapel in London. His first studio album, Smalltown, Shining was heralded by Time Out (London) as one of the first examples of a new genre of song-writing. Stories from the Watercooler and Cortical Songs have also gained much international critical acclaim, and he is due to tour the two albums in the US in Spring 2009. He has also contributed as a violinist to the sounds of many albums, television programs and two feature films. He is the deputy director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research at the University of Plymouth, UK and is currently developing new instruments and compositional processes relating to Spiking Neurons and Sonic Events. These initiatives include orchestral composition and the development of a new Neuronal Music Technology.

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DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUMS

Title: John Matthias And Nick Ryan - Cortical Songs
Label: Nonclassical
Release date: 2008

Title: Stories From The Watercooler
Label: Counter Records
Release date: 2008

Title: Smalltown, Shining
Label: Lifelike
Release date: 2001

SINGLES

Title: Blind
Label: Counter Records
Release date: 2008

Title: The Insurance Man
Label: Lifelike
Release date: 2002

Title: All The Time In The World
Label: Lifelike
Release date: 2001

EP’s

Title: All The Time In The World EP
Label: Lifelike
Release date: 2001