CoDI Mentors 2019/20
Matthew Whiteside is a composer and CEO & Artistic Director of The Night With… Based in Glasgow he was named one of The List’s Hot 100 for 2019, ‘One to Watch’ in the Herald’s Culture Awards 2017 and won the Light Moves Innovative Use of Sound Award for his work Entangled with Marisa Zanotti.
Recent work has included aLittle Black Lies commissioned by Scottish Opera Connect, with libretto by Helene Grøn, Entangled commissioned by the Institute of Physics for the 2018 NI Science Festival and working with filmmaker / chorographer Marisa Zanotti developing a new piece with Magnetic North for ensemble, film and VR. In 2019 Matthew released his second album Entangled featuring three string quartets.
He also composes the music for screen with recent credits including The End of the Game, Michael Palin’s Quest for Artemisia, broadcast on BBC 4 during Christmas 2015, and has scored two feature films (Anna Unbound and The Loudest Sound).
As CEO & Artistic Director of The Night With… he has produced 43 concerts over 4 years featuring 25 premières and 7 commissions and presenting ensembles from both the UK and across the world. The Night With… has also included three calls for scores workshops.
Specific skills include fundraising, company/charity structure, touring, international collaboration, commissioning, PR & marketing, recording and self-releasing, royalty streams.