Matthew Whiteside

Matthew Whiteside


  • Location: Glasgow/Belfast
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Matthew Whiteside is a composer, collaborator and sound designer based in Glasgow. He writes music for concert, film and collaborative installations often-using live electronics within his work. He is currently working with flutist Carla Rees to write a new piece for contra-bass flute and electronics and on commissions from Cappella Nova and Cottiers Chamber Project for performances in 2016.

His music has been performed across the world including Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Glasgow City Halls, Salem Artworks in New York and the Belfast International Festival at Queen’s. In 2015 he was co-commissioned by sound festival and R-Space gallery to collaborate with Dominika Mayovich to create an interactive sound/art installation.

Matthew’s recent work Solo for Viola D’amore and Live Electronics, recorded by Emma Lloyd. was described as having the overall effect of ‘one of meditation – a Japanese stone garden whose raked ripples have been brought into sound’ by Musicweb International and features on his debut album Dichroic Light released in 2015 and supported by Creative Scotland.
He composed the music for Michael Palin’s Quest for Artemisia, broadcast Christmas 2015 on BBC 4, and has scored two feature films (Anna Unbound and The Loudest Sound).

Work History

Composer and Producer - Edit-Point

Oct 2011 - Present

Composer (for concerts) - Self Employed

Jan 2007 - Present

Composer - Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia (BBC 4 Documentary)

Aug 2015 - Oct 2015

Composer and Sound Design - Two Worlds Collide (gallery installation)

Oct 2014 - Oct 2015

Composer - Anna Unbound (film)

Feb 2015 - May 2015

Composer - Edward (film)

Dec 2014 - Feb 2015

Composer - Terra Incognita

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

Composer - The Loudest Sound (film)

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014


Composition - Masters - The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Oct 2010 - Jun 2012

Music - BMus (Honours) - Queen's University Belfast

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010


  • Administration
  • Composer
  • Concert Production
  • Max/MSP
  • Media Composer
  • Mixing
  • Music Composition
  • Music Scoring
  • Orchestration
  • Pro Tools
  • Scoring Films and TV
  • Scoring to Picture
  • Sibelius