Matt Collins is a composer of instrumental, electronic, and vocal music, currently studying for a DPhil in Music funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council at the University of Oxford, where he is being supervised by Martyn Harry and Gascia Ouzounian. Matt's research primarily focuses on how timbre and its phenomenological component might lend itself to an oft-perceived sense of aesthetic disconnect between acoustic and electronic instruments in mixed music composition.
Matt also recently completed a Master's degree in Experimental Music at Brunel University London, where he was supervised by John Croft. During his Master's, Matt's compositional research focused on exploring different types of timbral and instrumental relationships possible between acoustic or electronic instruments and live electronics. Matt also completed his undergraduate degree in Music at Brunel, where he was mainly supervised by Colin Riley, and was awarded the Griffin Prize for Music, the University Prize for Arts and Humanities, and the British and Foreign School Society Prize for his work there.
Matt's music has been performed by a variety of soloists and ensembles, including Apartment House, CHROMA, Nadia Ratsimandresy, Berglind Tómasdóttir, and Dame Evelyn Glennie. For more details about Matt's compositions, recordings, and performances of his works, click here.