Ulation uses the computer as a second instrument to listen to and enhance the viola. This is done through intended glitches and samples triggered when certain notes or gestures are hit. I would like to thank Iain Jennison for the hours spent helping me write this piece. Ulation is also loosely inspired by Jason Staddon’s Barotrauma. Recorded by Iain Jennison April 2012 (who also does a bit of a dance at the end).
Matthew Whiteside is in his final year of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying a Masters in Composition with Alistair MacDonald and David Fennessy with previous teachers including Piers Hellawell and Gareth Williams. He is a founding member of Edit-Point and Said Ensemble, both Glasgow based new music ensembles.
Matthew’s interest lies in the combination of acoustic and electronic domains both through using live electronics and electronic influences in his work. When using electronics he is careful to give them a distinct personality in order for it to be an integral part of the ensemble.
He has had performances of his music throughout the UK, Ireland and Italy with notable performances being Dublin’s Nation Concert Hall, Glasgow City Halls and as part of Sonorities Festival in Belfast.
Matthew extends his thanks to the RSAMD/RCS trust and May Turtle scholarship for funding his Masters education.