Matthew Whiteside, the List Hot 100 2019, is a composer and concert producer based in Glasgow, named ‘One to Watch’ in the Herald’s Culture Awards 2017 and winner of the Light Moves Innovative Use of Sound Award for his work Entangled with Marisa Zanotti. His music has been described as “Effective and Unsettling” by BBC Music Magazine and “post-minimalist bold sparseness” by the Herald.
Recent work includes a short opera Little Black Lies commissioned by Scottish Opera, with libretto by Helene Grøn; Night Thoughts, commissioned by Crash Ensemble for New Music Dublin 2020 and Entangled, commissioned by the Institute of Physics for the 2018 NI Science Festival.
Music from his first album Dichroic Light is featured in the Citizen Theatre’s filmed production of the Macbeths and his second album Entangled was released in 2019.
He composed the music for Michael Palin’s Quest for Artemisia broadcast on BBC 4 and has scored documentaries and feature films: The End of the Game, Anna Unbound and The Loudest Sound.
Along with his practice as a composer he runs The Night With… presenting concerts of contemporary classical music across Scotland frequently commissioning new work. In 2021 The Night With… will release four albums.