Order a copy of Matthew Welch's critically acclaimed Tzadik Records debut album: Dream Tigers from 2005.
John Zorn: "Matthew Welch is a young composer who blends his Scottish roots and skills as a bagpipe virtuoso with a deep feeling for Indonesian Gamelan. DREAM TIGERS presents three pieces that should establish Welch as an important new voice in contemporary music. First is a remarkable new string quartet, complex and lyrical, meticulously performed by the Flux Quartet. Also included is a subtle drone piece for multiple clarinets exploiting difference tones and a spectacular concerto for bagpipes and percussion featuring Welch as soloist."
i-vii) Siubhal Turnlar, string quartet no. 1 in seven movements
performed by Flux Quartet
vii) Enantiomorphs for four clarinets
Andrew Sterman, clarinets
ix-xi) the Self and the Other, a double concerto for bagpipe, piano and percussion ensemble.
CSU Percussion Ensemble with Paul Vaillancourt conducting.
Each order includes a free download of Matthew Welch's
CANTATA PROFANA PLAYS MATTHEW WELCH, LIVE AT THE STONE
"Welch's chamber music is exquisitely ethereal, made up of delicate, transparent textures that hum with expressive tension. If Mr. Welch were a chef, he’d be the kind who pushes the boundaries of molecular gastronomy, transforming earthy ingredients into translucent beads of pure flavor." NY TIMES
Includes unlimited streaming of Cantata Profana plays Matthew Welch (Live at The Stone) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
A New Compleat Theory for the Highland Bagpipe, by Dr. Matthew Welch
The Finger Lock –
Matthew Welch's Blarvuster: The Finger Lock (Audio CD)
Matthew Welch's Blarvuster
Matthew Welch: Blarvuster CD (Tzadik Composer Series 8077)
Hag at the Churn (2003 - Re-issue) –
Hag at the Churn - Out of Print 2003 Newsonic CD
Matthew Welch: Ceol Nua CD (Leo Records 336)
Matthew Welch: Luminosity CD (Porter Records 4037)
Arcana II: Musicians on Music
Kotekan Records San Francisco, California
Kotekan Records is dedicated to the projects of Matthew Welch. Inspired by the interlocking rhythm, Kotekan records focuses on the most intertwined reaches of Welch’s hybrid compositional world. Each album cover is commissioned from artist Lauren Kolesinskas. ... more
Streaming and Download help