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Upcoming projects


November 11, 7.30pm

Ensemble Offspring: Hatched Composer Showcase

The Nielson, ACO Pier 2/3

Suite 3/13A Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000

New work** (2023) 7-10' for violin, cello, flute, clarinet and percussion 

Ensemble Offspring

*Australian premiere

**World premiere

Past Projects


May 3-14

ANAM Quartetthaus at Melbourne Museum

Space Exploration (2020) 3', for string quartet

Alkyona Quartet

In perpetuum (2021/22) 23', for string quartet

Affinity Quartet

May 19 Friday 7.30pm

Romeo and Juliet, Melbourne Recital Centre

Of paradise lost (1st movement) (2020/21) 18', for solo bassoon and orchestra

Lyndon Watts, bassoon

Richard Davis, conductor

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

July 18-22

International Double Reed Society Conference

College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand 

Bangkok, Thailand

Of paradise lost (1st movement) (2020/21) 18' 

for solo bassoon and orchestra

Lyndon Watts, bassoon

Gordon Hunt, conductor

Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

August 5-19

Darmstadt Festival

Summer course participant

Darmstadt, Germany

*Australian premiere

**World premiere



March 12 Saturday 8pm

Night Terrors - Melbourne Chamber Players

Tempo Rubato, 34 Breese St Brunswick

Night Terrors (2020) 12', for clarinet, cello and piano**

March 19-29 

HOME - Wattleseed Ensemble

From Home (2020/21) 15' for baroque string trio**

July 14-16 Thursday 7.30pm, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm

Hamer Hall,  Arts Centre Melbourne

Vasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar-  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jack Schiller bassoon, Vasily Petrenko conductor

Of Paradise Lost (2020/21) 22', for solo bassoon and orchestra**

August 7 2pm

McClelland, 390 McClelland Drive Langwarrin VIC 


Wattleseed Ensemble

From Home (2021) 15', for baroque string trio

August 10-27

Australian national tour

Z.E.N. Trio, presented by Musica Viva

Little Cataclysms (2022) 16', for piano trio**

November 5 Saturday 5pm, 7.30pm

Transient States - Australian String Quartet

The Lab, 63 Light Square, Adelaide

Space exploration (2020) 2'30", for string quartet**

November 17 Thursday 6pm

Perpetual Motion - Affinity Quartet

Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

In perpetuum (2021/22) 23', for string quartet**



March 27 Saturday 6pm

From These Old Skins - Ossicle Duo 

Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Impulses and invention  (2019-2020) 17', for bass trombone, percussion and electronics**

November 25-28 Thursday 7.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm

Melbourne Recital Centre

Dixit Dominus  - Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Pantomime (2020) 9' for string orchestra**

December 8 Wednesday 1pm

Abbotsford Convent, Oratory, 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford

ANAM recital: Lily Bryant - Lily Bryant, flute

Destructive Interference (2021) 9' for solo flute**



February 10-18 London

Affinity Quartet and Lotte Betts-Dean

Portrait of Blood (2019) 5', for mezzo-soprano and string quartet**

January 25 Saturday 6.30pm, Iwaki Auditorium

Cyber Young Composer Program Showcase

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

If they knew (2019) 11', for chamber orchestra**



October 24 Thursday 7pm

The Newsagency

Forbidden Things

Henry Justo

Liebeslied (2015) 5', for solo viola

October 20 Sunday 3pm

Utzon Room

Freedman Classical Fellowship

Katie Yap

Liebeslied (2015) 5', for solo viola**

February 24-March 2

2019 Subscription Series - Program 1

Flinders Quartet

Out of Hibernation (2018/19) 25' for string quartet**



December 5, Tuesday 6pm

Docklands Library

Flinders Quartet Composer Workshop (link to livestream)

Flinders Quartet

Shapes (2017) 11' for string quartet**

Reviews, interviews


Sydney evening, Sydney matinee, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart

Z.E.N. Trio - Little Cataclysms, national tour August 2022

ANAM Set Festival Opening Night -Destructive Interference

Lily Bryant, ANAM, May 2022

Classic Melbourne Review - Pantomime

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra November 2021

Classic Melbourne Review - Out of Hibernation  

Flinders Quartet Program 1, 2019

Limelight Review- Liebeslied

Ensemble Offspring Forbidden Things 2019


What is contemporary classical music?

Published by the Australian National Academy of Music

September 2021

Limelight -Matthew Laing named as a Musica Viva FutureMaker

July 2021

CutCommon - At home with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra - Matthew Laing

May 2020

Limelight - Matt Laing on the advantages of being a violist

February 2019

Ian Potter Cultural Trust profile

September 2018


Meet our newest FutureMaker Matt Laing July 2021

Matthew Laing announced as MSO's 2021 Cybec Young Composer in Residence

February 2020

Matt Laing announced as recipient of Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer House Trust residency for 2021

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