Matthew Browne

Matthew Browne

Music Composer, Music Conductor, Music Editor and Music Supervisor

New York City, New York

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About Matthew

New York-based composer Matthew Browne strives to create music that meets Sergei Diaghilev’s famous challenge to Jean Cocteau: “Astonish me!”, through incorporating such eclectic influences as the timbral imagination and playfulness of György Ligeti, the shocking and humorous eclecticism of Alfred Schnittke, and the relentless rhythmic energy of Igor Stravinsky. His music has been described as “compelling” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and “beautifully crafted and considered” (What’s On London).

Matthew has had the privilege to collaborate with such ensembles as the Minnesota Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, the Albany Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, the Villiers Quartet, the Donald Sinta Quartet, the Tesla Quartet, the PUBLIQuartet, and SEVEN)SUNS.

Recently, Matthew’s music has received honors such as an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers award (2014), a BMI Student Composer award (2015), Special Distinction in the ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize (2016), a residency at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, winner of the New England Philharmonic Call for Scores (2014), a residency at the Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute (2016), winner of the American Viola Society’s Maurice Gardner Composition award (2014), and a residency at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s First Annual Composers Institute (2013). Matthew holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previous teachers include Michael Daugherty, Kristin Kuster, Carter Pann, and Daniel Kellogg. New York-based composer Matthew Browne strives to create music that meets Sergei Diaghilev’s famous challenge to Jean Cocteau: “Astonish me!”, through incorporating such eclectic influences as the timbral imagination and playfulness of György Ligeti, the shocking and humorous eclecticism of Alfred Schnittke, and the relentless rhythmic energy of Igor Stravinsky. His music has been described as “compelling” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and “beautifully crafted and considered” (What’s On London).

Matthew has had the privilege to collaborate with such ensembles as the Minnesota Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, the Albany Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, the Villiers Quartet, the Donald Sinta Quartet, the Tesla Quartet, the PUBLIQuartet, and SEVEN)SUNS.

Recently, Matthew’s music has received honors such as an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers award (2014), a BMI Student Composer award (2015), Special Distinction in the ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize (2016), a residency at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, winner of the New England Philharmonic Call for Scores (2014), a residency at the Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute (2016), winner of the American Viola Society’s Maurice Gardner Composition award (2014), and a residency at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s First Annual Composers Institute (2013). Matthew holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previous teachers include Michael Daugherty, Kristin Kuster, Carter Pann, and Daniel Kellogg.

Credits

  • In the Deathroom

    In the Deathroom (2009)
    Video (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Composer Mr. Adams has been captured by members of a South American government. The reason why Adams is being held is unraveled as he is brought into the titular 'deathroom' as he realizes that his captors will not let him leave this room, despite their claims that he will be set free. During the course of his interrogation, Adams keeps calm, and hatches a desperate plan to escape. Written by Anonymous

Education

  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
    (2011-2016)

  • University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
    (2007-2011)

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