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MATTHEW RECIO

 

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About

Composer and performer of various mediums, Matthew Recio’s evocative compositions generate a vivid imagistic experience for listeners. His collaborations with dancers, artists, writers, and filmmakers offer a full spectrum of auditory and visual sensations. 

As an avid vocal composer he was recently named the 2017 American Prize winner in choral writing and was a featured composer with Beth Morrison Projects as an operatic composer at the National Sawdust theatre in Brooklyn, New York. His opera, In Memoriam (with libretto by Molly Korroch) was premiered by the New Voices Opera Company in May 2017. Recio is a two-time winner of the NOTUS Composition Competition, a winner of the Cincinnati Camerata Competition, finalist in the YNYC competition, and a finalist in the Morton Gould Awards and BMI awards. William Stowman's newly released CD, A Timeless Place (Klavier Records Label) features Recio's song cycle Chronology of Storms, with poetry written by Jenna Lanzaro. He is pleased to announce that he is the 2018 Georgina Joshi Prize commission winner, which includes a premiere of a new vocal work with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble in the 2018-2019 season. He was chosen in 2018 to begin his position as the composer in residence at the Luzerne Music Center, one of the leading preparatory orchestral training programs for pre-collegiate musicians.  He is also pleased to announce that he is the first commissioned composer for the Cincinnati Song Initiative 2018-2019 season where we will be writing a cycle for Stephen Carroll and Chelsea Whitaker. He is a published artist with the Dale Warland Series under G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard

"For me, writing is a direct reflection of what I observe in society & the world."

As a composer of instrumental works, Recio has been represented at the Midwest Composer Symposium, the UNK Music Festival, the Hammer and Nail Dance collaboration, and the Double Exposure Film Scoring Initiative. His chamber works received recognition at the IMTA young artist composition competition and the Quartet Nouveau competition. Recio is a composition fellow alumnus for the IMANI Winds Chamber Festival and has written for the Atlantic Music Festival, the Valencia International Performing Arts Program, Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Series and Donald Nally’s Grammy award-winning choir, The Crossing.

A summa cum laude graduate and Charles F. Hockett Scholarship winner of Ithaca College (B.M. Composition and Music Education), Recio is completing his D.M. in music composition at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he also completed his M.M. in composition as well. He is a Jacobs Fellowship recipient and associate instructor in music theory. His principal teachers include Dana Wilson, Claude Baker, Aaron Travers, Don Freund, David Dzubay, Eric Ewazen and Sven-David Sandström.

Read Matthew's "Composer Spotlight" interview from the Imani Winds Festival on his music & compositional style.

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Body, remember

bass-baritone & violin

~4.30

In Memoriam

chamber opera

~40.00

Echo

SSAATTBB choir

~5.00

Humans of

SSATBB choir

~5.00

How to Survive Vesuvius

SSATB choir

~4.30

Tales of Imagination

I. James & the Giant Peach

II. Alice in Wonderland

III. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

soprano & piano

~8.00

Chronology of Storms

I. Hurricane A-Comin'

II. The Shell Collector

III. Circles

bass, trumpet, piano

~11.00

They Say Memories

SSAATTBB choir, flute

~5.30

Dear You, Love Me

soprano & piano

~4.30

Through a Lens

SATB choir, piano, oboe

~5.00

Body, remember

bass-baritone & violin

~4.30

chamber opera

~40.00

Echo

SSAATTBB choir

~5.00

SSATBB choir

~5.00

SSATB choir

~4.30

     I. James & the Giant Peach

 

     

soprano & piano

~8.00

Chronology of Storms

     I. Hurricane A-Comin'

     II. The Shell Collector

     III. Circles

bass, trumpet, piano

~11.00

SSAATTBB choir, flute

~5.30

soprano & piano

~4.30

SATB choir, piano, oboe

~5.00

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Divide: Binding in Duality

symphony orchestra

~9.00

Seek

I. Tag, you're it

II. Glazed in Snow     

symphony orchestra

~9.00

Spanish Dances

I. Venimos de la dehesilla

II. Cordoba

III. Zambra mora

flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn, clarinet I.II, bassoon I.II, french horn I.II, trumpet I.II, trombone I.II, tuba, percussion

~11.00

Game of Characters

I. Ramsay

II. Sansa

III. Melisandre

violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano, percussion

~9.00

Felt

flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp, percussion

~5.00

Memories

flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion, viola

~5.00

Clutch of Venus

I. Velvet Teeth

II. Lull & Lure

string quartet

~10.00

Falling from Grace

flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, percussion

~11.15

Locked

     I. Internal

     II. External

marimba

~7.00

Sea Calls

clarinet in b-flat

~5.30

Washed

I. Lamplit Shuffle

II. Reflection in the Ripples

III. Submerged As One

trumpet in b-flat (flugelhorn)

~12.00

Italian Visions

I. Florence of Antiquity and Earth

II. Pompeii in Dust

III. Roman Skylines

IV. Capri in Isolation

trumpet and piano

~11.15

Revelations

I. Starvation and Thirst

II. Isolation

III. Hallucination and Enlightenment

wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn)

~9.00

 

Waiting

I. Impatiently

II. Footsteps

III. In Darkness

flute & marimba

~11.00

Canvas Sketches

I. Texture

II. Value

III. Space

IV. Line

V. Color

flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn/, clarinet, bass clarinet, violins 1& 2, viola, cello

~13.00

 

Metamorphosis

I. Instar

II. Cocoon

III. Taking flight

flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

~7.00

Dusk

flute, cello, piano

~4.50

Elision

violin & piano

~5.30

Qualms

I. Emerging Thoughts

II. Rebirth

alto saxophone & piano

~11.00

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Works

CHAMBER

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Divide: Binding in Duality

symphony orchestra

~9.00

     I. Tag, you're it

     

symphony orchestra

~9.00

     

     

     

flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn, clarinet I.II, bassoon I.II, french horn I.II, trumpet I.II, trombone I.II, tuba, percussion

~11.00

VOCAL

ORCHESTRAL/

WIND ENSEMBLE

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violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano, percussion

~9.00

Felt

flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp, percussion

~5.00

Memories

flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion, viola

~5.00

 

 

     

     string quartet

~10.00

flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, percussion

~11.15

Locked

     I. Internal

     II. External

marimba

~7.00

clarinet in b-flat

~5.30

     I. Lamplit Shuffle

     II. Reflection in the Ripples

     III. Submerged As One

trumpet in b-flat (flugelhorn)

~12.00

     

    

    

    

trumpet and piano

~11.15

Revelations

     I. Starvation and Thirst

     II. Isolation

     III. Hallucination and

          Enlightenment

wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn)

~9.00

     

    

  

flute & marimba

~11.00

     

     

     

     

    

flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn/, clarinet, bass clarinet, violins 1& 2, viola, cello

~13.00

     I. Instar

     II. Cocoon

     III. Taking flight

flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

~7.00

flute, cello, piano

~4.50

violin & piano

~5.30

alto saxophone & piano

~11.00

 

Watch performances of Matthew's works below.

Media

2017

IN MEMEORIAM

 

2015

HOW TO SURVIVE VESUVIUS

2015

GAME OF CHARACTERS

I. RAMSAY

II. SANSA

III. MELISANDRE

2014

THEY SAY MEMORIES

 

CONTACT

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Matthew is currently based out of Bloomington, Indiana.