Matthew Whiteside is a composer based in Glasgow named 'One to Watch' in the Herald's Culture Awards 2017.
He writes music for concert, film and collaborative installations while often-using live electronics. In 2017 Whiteside released Piece for Violin and Bass Clarinet and was been commissioned by Scottish Opera to write Little Black Lies, a new short opera with words by Helene Grøn, and he is currently working with filmmaker/chorographer Marisa Zanotti developing a new installation piece with Magnetic North.
He has received international performances by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, the Aurea Quartet and The Robinson Panoramic Quartet at venues such as Dublin's National Concert Hall, Glasgow City Halls, Salem Artworks in New York and the Belfast International Festival at Queen's. He has been commissioned by Cottiers Chamber Project and Lorimer Productions for Cappella Nova and co-commissioned by sound festival and R-Space gallery to collaborate with Dominika Mayovich to create an interactive sound/art installation featuring Exhibition Music