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December 2010

HARME & THE FOUR ZOAS – NEW RELEASESTwo new cdr releases are now available:

Harme is a new collaboration between Susan Matthews & Clint Newton (Beed and Fascia) it was created late-summer/autumn 2010 and is released by Siren Wire Recordings


The Four Zoas was created by Matthew Shaw (Apollolaan, Tex la Homa) especially for release on our Siren Wire Editions imprint and is strictly limited to 50 hand numbered copies


Both cdrs are released on the 6th December in a new style hand made, full colour, gatefold sleeve.

Please visit our ‘online shop’ for order details and to hear samples.

November 2010

Many thanks to everyone who ordered Andrew Paine’s cd. We only have a handful of copies left so if you want one don’t hang around.We’re pleased to announce the next Siren Wire Editions release will be The Four Zoas new music recorded especially for us by Matthew Shaw (Tex la Homa, Apollolaan Recordings) A December release date will be confirmed very soon.

Then moving into the new year expect new releases by Les Heures Creuses, Richard Moult, Empty Vessel Music and Beed and Fascia

Susan’s recent collaboration with Beed and Fascia (aka Clint Newton) will be released by Siren Wire Recordings this month: (with Susan Matthews) by beed and fascia

October 2010

Andrew Paine ‘The Earth Remains Unshattered’PaineUnshatteredfront

i) The Earth Remains Unshattered
ii) Matter & Space
iii) Forsake the Sky
iv) So Long As My Pincers Hold
v) Sceadu
vi) A Pulse Around A Circle
vii) Brilliant White
viii) The Storm is Overpast

Listen to a short extract here:

Recorded in Glasgow, July – September 2010

Limited hand numbered edition of 50 in plastic slipcase with full colour card inserts. £4 GBP including postage & packaging to anywhere in the world.

This CDr will be released Monday 8th November 2010

For more information about Andrew’s other releases please visit;

Siren Wire Editions

Next month Siren Wire Recordings will be launching a new arm of the label with the release of ‘The Earth Remains Unshattered’ by Glasgow based Andrew Paine


Siren Wire Editions will focus on limited edition releases by carefully selected artists from around the globe. More news soon…

Shadow Walker reviewed

The latest issue of Wonderful Wooden Reasons includes a review of In Search Of The Shadow Walker. Ian Holloway describes the work as ‘…an absolute delight…a beautiful album’

Read the full review at Wonderful Wooden Reasons
( ) or visit our ‘reviews’ page


September 2010

Download ‘The Whispering Void’The Whispering Void is now available to download from cdbaby using the link below:

In the next few weeks it will appear on itunes and all the usual digital download sites

August 2010

The Whispering VoidSusan’s seventh solo album The Whispering Void will be released by Siren Wire Recordings on the 19th August 2010


Piano, voice, strings, acoustic guitar and electronics combine to create a calm but edgy meditation on the sorrows of grief.


Susan’s latest mix created exclusively for The Garden Of Earthly Delights radio show will be released on the same day as The Whispering Void The mix was originally broadcast November 2009 and includes some previously unreleased material including Almost As Already Is and Land Of Green Ginger The mix clocks in at close to 40 minutes and is housed in a beautiful hand crafted card sleeve with incredible photography by Bethany Resch


July 2010

THE AGE OF HILLS – TERRA MIXHead to for a FREE Download of a previously unreleased mix of The Age Of Hills (original version on In Search Of The Shadow Walker)

In Search Of The Shadow Walker

Susan’s first solo album for two years will be released by Sonic Oyster Records on 19th July 2010


Track listing
Water Takers
The Deepening Dark
On Gwendraeth Fach
The Age Of Hills
Charlotte’s War
King Of The World
Llanrhidian Marsh
Shadow Walking

An album of ‘classically inspired vignettes and piano compositions’ In Search Of The Shadow Walker is strictly limited to 80 copies. For pre-order details please contact:

May 2010

60×60 DANCE eventNew York based Vox Novus have announced 60×60 Dance – Order of Magnitude Mix This is a ten hour event featuring music, dance and video. Music will be ‘…emitted from loud speakers at four corners of the gallery…Dancers will improvise at the center of the gallery…and live video will be projected on two opposing walls. The audience will walk freely in and out of the gallery, and around the dance area, being surrounded by multisensory stimuli from all directions’

Susan’s ONPS-4 is included.

The event kicks off May 30th at 10:59 at the FoFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Susan’s audio visual project with Mark Ingram is now available to pre-order from our online shop. The package includes a four track audio ep by Susan and a DVD featuring experimental films made by Mark in response to each of the ep tracks. The videos were created from footage shot by Mark and Susan in Cumbria last September.

Visit our Video page to view the films.


Packaged in a double jewel case with full colour hand-made inserts, Autumnal Abduction will be released in May 2010

Full track listing:
In Water
Earth Stammers
On Fire Island
The Fragile Air

Autumnal Abduction has been screened at the following venues:
The FON Festival, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria
The Lanternhouse, Ulverston, Cumbria
The Blast House, Carmarthen

April 2010

SILENCE ALIGHT – SOLD OUT!Apollolaan Recordings have announced that Silence Alight sold out within 24 hours of release, thank you to everyone who helped to make it a success.




Silence Alight by Susan Matthews & Clutter is released 20th April on the wonderful Apollolaan Recordings This is a very, very limited release (50 copies) in beautiful individually hand-painted sleeves.

Silence Alight was recorded with Clutter last October in Cumbria during Susan’s residency at the FON (Full of Noises) Festival. It’s an extended work (around 23 mins) for piano, field recordings and electronics.

Visit: to hear an extract

Purchase the cdr for £5 UK or £6.50 Rest of World – paypal payments to:

or visit for a paypal buy it now button

Remember these are strictly limited art editions, each disc comes in an individually hand painted sleeve with a full colour insert and a full colour ‘wrap-around’ outer cover. These are absolutely beautiful and expected to sell out very fast.


Two videos of Susan performing with Orfeo 5 at The Blast House in February have been added to the ‘video’ section of this website

The Blast House 2, 30 March 2010

live at the Blast House

March 2010


Heathen Harvest have published a comprehensive review of last month’s Ship Of Fools night in London. The event was organised by Tursa and Kaparte Promotions to celebrate the launch of the compilation cd With Friends Like These and included performances by Tony Wakeford, Andrew King, Susan with Clutter, Naevus, Vultures and Eva Eden
Full review here:


Visit the blog of visual artist Kathryn Campbell Dodd for a short review of the February debut of The Blast House featuring a performance by Susan with Orfeo 5:


The new Classwar Karaoke compilation was released 28th February 2010. For those unfamiliar with the project:

‘ClassWar Karaoke is a collective and netlabel, originated and operated by Anthony Donovan, Adrian Beentjes and Jaan Patterson. As a project, ClassWar Karaoke is based around a series of ongoing, quarterly surveys. Each survey is different – in terms of personnel, number of personnel, and in terms of theme. Participation is fairly open – so long as those interested in being involved work intelligently within the broad context of experimental music and do not seek to use the project as just another on-line shop-window for their material. So far, the inclusive nature of classwar karaoke has worked wonderfully-well in terms of quality of material’

Classwar Karaoke 0009 Cover Art

Susan’s contribution to the project is a collaboration with Clutter (Shaun Blezard)

Ships Will Leave (8:44) was recorded live in Lambeth, London in Feb 2010 during rehearsals for their Ship Of Fools performance at Temple Pier to promote the release of the Tursa compilation With Friends Like These

Ships Will Leave is a reworking of elements of Susan’s Time Will Leave Me Behind from the Tursa compilation.

More information about Classwar Karaoke here:

February 2010


Susan will headline live with Shaun Blezard and Keith Jafrate (Orfeo 5) at the debut of The Blast House a new monthly multi-media event curated by Chris Ozzard.Susan and Orfeo 5 will create new music for the event and will also perform a new version of Shaun and Susan’s Silence Alight the piece they debuted at last October’s FON Festival in Cumbria. Experimental film maker Mark Ingram will also be debuting new videos featuring music by Susan.

The Blast House kicks off at 7.30pm at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, Wales.


Tursa and Kaparte Productions present “With Friends Like These” a double CD featuring a ‘compilation of artists not constrained by musical label or ghetto’. Susan’s contribution is Time Will Leave Me Behind

The album also includes tracks by: Orchestra Noir, Sieben, Naevus, Tor Lundvall, Tony Wakeford, Andrew King and Arcana, Albireon, Alex Monk, Amber Asylum, Andrew King, Arcana, Art Immunda, Autumn Grieve, Brown Sierra, Christy & Emily, Cutty Sark, Eva Eden, Gargemella, Golgatha, Gregorio Bardini, Guy Harries, Heidika, Hekate, Hide & Seek, Hong Kong In The 60s, Human Greed, Man Eat Man Eat Man, Mercy Liao, Naevus, Orchestra Noir, Pilori, (r), Richard Moult, Rose Rovine E Amanti, Seventh Harmonic, Shining Vril, Sieben, Sonver, That Summer, The Hare & The Moon, Tony Wakeford, Tor Lundvall, Vega, Vultures and While Angels Watch.

The CD is distributed by Cold Spring.

January, 2010

SHIP OF FOOLS, LONDON PERFORMANCESusan will be doing a short live set with Clutter at The Ship Of Fools Club, Bar & Co Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN on 7th Feb, doors:7.30pm – this is the Tursa ‘With Friends Like These’ cd launch and will include performances by Naevus, Tony Wakeford, Andrew King, Eva Eden and Will Connor


Ticket information here:


Two videos by Jim Tetlow shot at last October’s F.O.N. FESTIVAL at The Canteen Media and Arts Centre, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

Wonderful Wooden Reasons

The first issue of the new decade features a round up of top tens and highlights of 2009 by a wide range of musicians including Susan. Find out more here:

DECOYED on NECKTAR 2017 Vol. 2

The latest Necktar release on Le Colibri Necrophile is now available for free download, featuring Susan’s previously unreleased piano based track Decoyed

More info here:


November 2009

NEW CD RELEASES BY SUSAN AND RAINIER LERICOLAISSusan’s latest collaboration with Rainier Lericolais is now available. VII an album in the form of two 7 track eps in gorgeous hand made card sleeves.

VII Rainier

Visit the STORE page for full purchase details.

VII Susan

Listen to tracks from the project at


Temporal Echoes

Susan has released a 10 track retrospective cdr featuring material from each of her solo albums. Released to co-incide with October’s F.O.N. Festival it is available in a plastic sleeve with full colour insert. More details on the STORE page.


In October Susan was in Residency at The Canteen Media and Arts Centre in Barrow-In-Furness Cumbria as part of the F.O.N. FESTIVAL She spent best part of a week working in the town and was fortunate to finally meet up with Shaun Blezard (Clutter) The pair worked on a new piece for piano and electro-acousticcs which was debuted live at the Festival on the Friday. The piece will hopefully be released in the not too distant future. Susan also worked with Mobile Radio, creating a version of Robert Wyatt’s ShipBuilding with Sarah Washington and contributing to their live radio broadcast on the Friday of the festival.

Here’s a F.O.N. Festival write-up from The Box:


The exclusive radio mix Susan created for The Garden Of Earthly Delights Radio show was unfortunately delayed last month due to technical difficulties at CRMK. However Head Gardener has kindly rescheduled and it will now be broadcast on Friday 27th November at 10pm. Please visit or for more details.


Susan has created an exclusive mix for the current issue of The Sound Projector Magazine. If you buy the magazine you’ll receive a code to download the exclusive English Wildlife compilation album featuring ‘Ellipse-Theme’ For anyone who’s not familiar with The Sound Projector it’s a massive print magazine featuring hundreds of reviews and articles about all aspects of experimental music and definitely worth every penny of the cover price:

Current issue


Susan has leant her voice to Tony Wakeford and M’s new project The Gild. Listen to a handfull of extracts from the forthcoming cd at


Axis Vein - sleeve web

Michael Cunningham has given Axis Vein a glowing review at

A full transcription has been added to our Reviews section.

October 2009

NEW MUSIC/NEW VIDEOSExperimental film/video artist Mark Ingram is creating four abstract videos to accompany new work Susan is creating for the F.O.N. Festival later this month.

Here are the first two of the series:


Susan will be in Residency at The Canteen Media and Arts Centre, Michaelson Road, Barrow-In-Furness from Monday 19th-Saturday 24th October
For more details please visit:


Susan has created a new 40 minute mix of her work to be broadcast on Friday 23rd October by The Garden Of Earthly Delights The mix will include a large amount of new and previously unreleased material. Please visit for more information.

Another new piece My Name Is Blind will be broadcast on Saturday 24th October by NTNS Radio
More info here:

Both shows will focus on F.O.N. FESTIVAL and EARTH MP related artists.

August 2009

FULL OF NOISES, 2009Susan will be In Residence at the F.O.N. Festival from Monday 19th to Saturday 24th October

F.O.N. is a weekend of new works and performances from: Faust, Richard Youngs, Black Carrot, Pram, Susan Matthews, Mobile Radio, Haco, Good Noise Bad Noise & more.

At The Canteen Media and Arts Centre, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria.
More info from:
Tickets from: 884 2920


The latest solo album by Tony Wakeford is now available from The Eastern Front. The work commemorates the poetess Zuzanna Ginczanka and includes guest vocals by Susan.


For more information visit:


The latest Earth Monkey compilation is now available:

Field Notes features 24 tracks all incorporating field recordings by a wide variety of artists.


Susan contributed Keel Reverie featuring recordings of rain and thunder and the voice of French Multi-Media artist Hoel le Quenven.

The entire compilation is available to download for free here:


Susan has a new song Babies In My Dream included on the latest compilation from the Justnotnormal Netlabel


This is a massive 52 track release featuring…

…the finest in what is available in experimental music these days

Download for free here:


Alistair Crosbie has created a 12+ minute piece of work ‘…inspired by but not musically related to’ Susan’s composition Summer’s Over


For more information on Alistair’s work please visit: crosbie

June 2009

SLOW CORROSION reviewed by JUDAS KISS‘…a fresh and engaging exchange of talent’

So say Judas Kiss Magazine whose review of the Clutter vs Susan Matthews ep Slow Corrosion has just been added to our ‘Reviews’ page.


Susan recently contributed the recording Botanical Echoes to the installation TheROOM. A part of the Soundleak Project at the Medien Kultur Haus, Wels, Austria.

TheROOM is a study of ‘hearing through the walls, partitions and visually blocked area’ by Keiko Uenishi.

More Info:

Pictures of TheROOM:

Susan’s contribution is available for download here:

May 2009

SUMMER’S JOY REKINDLED – NEW EP RELEASEThe new collaboration between Susan and Alistair Crosbie will be released Monday 11th May by Siren Wire Recordings.

Summer’s Faith In Summer’s End
Summer Half-Remembered
Summer’s Cloudcover

This is a Limited Edition of 40 copies and comes in a beautiful handmade sleeve:


March 2009

LADIES NIGHT on NTNS RADIOHere is a recent Myspace Bulletin from NTNS RADIO. If you can’t listen this weekend shows are podcast: (If you missed the recent broadcast of Prague Soundtrack check out the February 21st podcast)

—————- Bulletin Message —————–
From: NotTheNormal Shit Radio
Date: 18 Mar 2009, 05:28
Subject: NTNS radio presents Ladies Night – March 21st!
Honoring the ladies of Experimental electronica

It may be true that there are disproportionately few women who make electronic music, but those that do create some of the best music you can find anywhere. What better way to prove the fact than to dedicate an entire show to the ladies? During this special brink-of-Spring edition of NTNS Radio, we will share the talents of these excellent experimental musicians.

Expect music by

Blevin Blectum, Khate, Big city orchestra, Susan Matthews, Achnn, Dark Muse, Liz Cristina, Twelve Atmosperes, Diona, Esther B, Elisa Luu, Holly Stewart, Julie Rousse, Adamned.age, Die Minimalistin, Blank and possibly more

Enter in the astronomical spring



An Experiment For Spring
Throughout the month of March I’ll be uploading a new song to my Myspace Player every day. That’s 31 tracks!

Each track will be new, previously unreleased, or released in a limited capacity. A combination of early and recent works, acoustic and electronic, music created for Art Exhibitions, Sound Art Festivals, Compilations and the simple love of making music.

Please visit regularly and let me know your thoughts:

February 2009

Prague Soundtrack on NTNS RadioPrague Soundtrack will be played on NTNS Radio in Amsterdam this weekend.

More info here:

Thanks to Earth Monkey ( you can also download the Prague piece here:

Prague Soundtrack FREE DOWNLOAD


Earth Monkey Productions released Prague Soundtrack on 4th February 2009. The work is available for FREE DOWNLOAD here:

Visit for details of their extensive back catalogue of releases by some of todays best independent recording artists

January 2009

PRAGUE SOUNDTRACK UPDATEThe Prague Soundtrack cdr is now completely SOLD OUT
However, the artwork and music are now on their way to Earth Monkey Productions who will be releasing it via their download label in February 2009.praguesoundtrackwebslvNEW COMPILATION RELEASE

Susan has contributed a new work babycomeback to the recently released Necktar 2017, Vol.1 A download compilation album released by Le Colibri Necrophile

Listen/Download the album here:

babycomeback is Susan’s second recording for the label, the first being Where Birds Come To Die on 2007’s A Tribute To Necktar album.


Susan’s recordings for the aborted Prague art film soundtrack are now available on limited edition cdr. Susan edited the recordings in early December 2008 into a 20+ minute soundscape incorporating piano, voice, recorder, percussion and music box elements. The cdr is limited to 30 copies packaged in hand made card sleeves in an assortment of colours.


Once these copies are sold Earth Monkey Productions will release Prague Soundtrack via their download label.


December 2008

DARK MATTERSusan has contributed a new track Dark Matter to Paste Modeling Silence a compilation cdr curated by Rainier Lericolais on the THT Disques label.


The full line up is: Simon Fisher Turner, Geoffrey Montel, Susan Matthews, Pierre Yves Mace, PG, Marco Lugghi, That Summer, Rainier Lericolais, Richard Fauguet

Please contact Rainier Lericolais at for more details

November 2008

RELEASE OF NEW COLLABORATION WITH RAINIER LERICOLAISSusan’s second collaboration with Rainier Lericolais is now available on CDR

When The Ghosts Are Within These Walls is available to buy direct.

Ten tracks in a plastic slip case with colour inserts.

when the ghosts are within these walls

Tracks from the album can be heard here:


Ed Pinsent has reviewed four of Susan’s releases for his website The Sound Projector. He reveals his thoughts on Axis Vein, Homothetique Ricochet, The Silent Architect and Hope-Bound. Read his article in full here:

All four reviews have also been added to our Reviews page

October 2008


Matthews’ use and combination of subtle textures and pronounced dynamics makes you drift into a warm and inviting abyss from which you don’t want to leave.

Read the full review here at or visit

September 2008

‘SPLINTERS’ – NEW VIDEOJapanese video artist Yokna Patofa has created a promo video for Splinters the opening track from Susan’s latest solo album Axis Vein

Here’s a still from the video:

Splinters video still

View the video at youtube:

You can find Yokna at:


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A new review of Hope-Bound has been added to the reviews section.


Slow Corrosion ep (web)

Vital Weekly ( have reviewed Slow Corrosion this week:

‘Slow corrosion…belongs to the darkest territories of trip hop with dragging beats slowly moving in creepy electronic atmosphere…mixed up with the excellent voices of Susan Matthews’

Follow the ‘reviews’ link on the left to read in full

Ok, we’ve had a bit of time off here at so it’s time for a round up of this summer’s news:


Slow Corrosion ep (web)

The lovely Ian Holloway has reviewed the Clutter vs Susan Matthews ep for his Wonderful Wooden Reasons webzine.

‘…a very interesting diversion and a bold and welcome sideways step into the unknown…’

Read it in full on our reviews page and please visit Wondeful Wooden Reasons here:


The Clutter vs Susan Matthews ep has also been receiving notable airplay here in the UK. It’s been played recently on The Sound Projector (on Resonance FM), The Download Show (on Oldham Community Radio) and Dandelion Radio (on the Internet)


Amalgam (front)

Dutch trio Time & Tide have just released Amalgam an album created from sound samples and music donated by fellow experimental sound artists including Susan Matthews

Amalgam (back)

Amalgam comes with an unique hand painted cover and is strictly limited to 50 copies! The album is priced at 18euro which includes world wide shipping and can be purchased via Paypal from



Susan has once again contributed to the Vox Novus annual 60×60 event. The project has received airplay in the States on a number of occasions over the past few weeks:

– On the Afternoon New Music show hosted by Justin Goncalves and Anne Cammon on WKCR 89.9FM, Wednesday June 25th, 2008, 3:00-6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (USA),

– On Kalvos and Damian, Saturday July 19th, 2008 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time , WGDR 91.1 FM,

– On Martian Gardens, Sunday July 20th at 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, WMUA 91.1 FM,

60×60 also gets routinely played on with Anne Cammon on Arts and Answers on WKCR.

July 2008

AXIS VEIN – NEW SOLO ALBUMSusan’s fifth solo album Axis Vein will be released by Siren Wire Recordings on July 16th 2008.

Axis Vein - sleeve web

Track Listing:
Splinters, Breech Wretch, Moon Tremors, The Blood Harvest, Bound, The Empty Auditorium, Flex, (Moon Bound), The Cartography Of Fear, The Architect’s Demise

Ten tracks designed to carry you

‘…through various stages of terrifying emotional vivisection and inquietude’
Dan Schaffer 2008

Check out our ‘reviews’ page to read Dan’s thoughts on Axis Vein


In conjunction with the release of Axis Vein Siren Wire Recordings will be releasing a related ep The Cartography Of Fear

Cartography - w/text webslv

This release will be limited to 30 hand numbered copies

Track Listing
The Cartography Of Fear #2, The Middle Child Has No Discernible Role, The Cartography Of Fear #3

Both releases are available for pre-order via the ‘BUY CDS’ page on the left

June 2008

Clutter vs Susan MatthewsThe new limited edition 3″ CDr EP Slow Corrosion is now available from Earth Monkey Productions

Slow Corrosion - promo 1

Slow Corrosion is part of the new Earth Monkey Productions Collectors Series which includes a limited edition 3″ ep by Good Noise Bad Noise and an exclusive numbered Clutter badge package.

More information about all the Collecters Series releases can be found Here


A new piano based recording by Susan Moon Tremors is now available on the recently released 50:50 compilation on Earth Monkey.

Earth Monkey graphic

The compilation features a diverse array of Earth Monkey artists and is available to download for free HERE


Here’s the sleeve for the forthcoming EP. No release date yet but should be available within a couple of weeks or so

Slow Corrosion - promo 1

The EP will feature four tracks with source material by Susan mixed by Shaun Blezard of Clutter


A special hour and a bit mix by Clutter of past Earth Monkey Productions releases has been released by INQ Mag and can be heard, downloaded, i-pod subscribed etc



The Earth Monkey is 50 mix includes Susan’s On A Theme Of Falling from ::FALLING:: An Earth Monkey Productions Compilation – emp025

May 2008

NEW EP ON EARTH MONKEYThis one has happened rather quickly so apologies for the short notice!

Earth Monkey Productions are beginning a run of limited edition 3″ cd releases with ‘Clutter vs Susan Matthews’ in June 2008. Limited to 80 copies the EP will be available via Earthmp

More news soon


The phenomenally talented Rainier Lericolais is curating a compilation cdr Paste Modelling Silence which will include Dark Matter a new composition by Susan. More information soon. Visit Rainier here


Susan and Rainier Lericolais have set up a new Myspace page in support of their ongoing collaboration. The pair recently released Homothetique Ricochet on Siren Wire Recordings and are currently working on new material.


Visit their Myspace here


Earth Monkey Productions are celebrating reaching 50 releases with the new download only compilation 50/50 The release pulls together tracks from many Earth Monkey regulars and includes Susan’s piano based composition Moon Tremors No release date yet but it will be available some time in June 2008

Visit Earth Monkey here


Dan Schaffer has posted his thoughts on Susan’s upcoming solo album Axis Vein on his LiveJournal. It’s worth a look, if only because it’s one of the most beautifully written reviews we’ve ever read.

Dan Scaffer

‘Susan’s soundscapes touch on something close to a common nightmare. They begin beneath the surface of domestic ordinariness and descend into sorrow, distrust, madness, and abstraction. It’s at the bottom of this pit, where she scrapes her fingertips seductively against the edges of the unknown, that her style becomes stunningly unique’

Dan’s Live Journal is here

April 2008


Issue 18 of Wonderful Wooden Reasons includes a short but very sweet review of The Silent Architect.

Visit Wonderful Wooden Reasons here:

Ian’s review has also been added to our own reviews page.


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‘… a collection of out-there explorations in which ambience and narrative, found sounds and lost noises are somehow hauled together to make something that will stir the thoughts inside your head even as it flicks you round the ear’

A new review of Hope-Bound from Nemesis-To-Go issue 5, has just been added to the reviews page.


The two new cds are available for pre-order. ‘Homothetique Ricochet’ is already dispatching (as of 4th April) and ‘DreamScapes’ should be ready after the weekend.




Details of the DreamScapes radio debut have been confirmed. It will be broadcast on Friday 11th April 2008 during the Garden Of Earthly Delights radio show.

The show can be heard over the internet via or on CRMK 89.8FM in the Milton Keynes (UK) area.

Track listing:
A Pig Shaped Hole In The Universe*
My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth* (new version with Nick Grey)
On A Theme Of Falling
Prague Soundtrack 2
Broken*/Are You In My Comfort Zone?*
Keel (Combined) (new mix)
Breech Wretch*
Grieving Naid

The mix features a lot of new material (marked *) including a number of tracks from Susan’s forthcoming solo album Axis Vein

DreamScapes will be available on CDR from 11th April. Purchase details on the BUY CDs page.

DreamScapes web sleeve


Homothetique Ricochet sleeve(UK Sleeve)

Susan’s collaboration with Rainier Lericolais will (finally!) see the light of day on the 11th April 2008. Purchase details on the BUY CDs page.

There will also be a limited edition (same music, alternative packaging) which will only be available in France

Photobucket(French Sleeve)

Dan Schaffer was the first to mention Homothetique Ricochet in his LiveJournal way back in September. This is what he had to say:

I heard the Rainier collaboration last week and it’s fantastic. Rainier coerces Susan’s music and vocal samples towards a more European, sometimes jazzier sound, but without losing the intense personal nature of her work. While some of these mixes embellish her sound with a more extravagant style, others are sparse and get even closer to the bone, the different angle tapping a new vein and taking us deeper into Susan’s intimate psychological soundscape, and closer to Susan herself (or the projected idea of what she represents within the music). For any collaboration, you’ve got to admit that’s pretty remarkable.

Track Listing:
Introduction de la Performance
Un Silence Dysfonctionnel
Pas Encore la Verite
Passionee de Vous (edit)
Un Silence Dysfonctionnel (a/capella)
Passionee de Vous
Un Silence Dysfonctionnel (Instrumental)
Une Performance de Leurre
Un Long Silence Dysfonctionnel

March 2008

‘DREAMSCAPES’ ON THE RADIOSusan’s 40 minute exclusive radio mix is scheduled for broadcast on April 11th 2008. Created in March 2008 DreamScapes will feature new material, rare tracks, an unreleased remix and one or two selections from Susan’s back catalogue. The mix will be aired during the Garden Of Earthly Delights radio show and will also be released on CDR soon after the broadcast. More details soon.


Resting Bench 01

Earth Monkey Productions have announced the release of The Resting Bench Remix Project Vol.1 The project involved encouraging an eclectic mix of artists to remix music from Clutter and Ann Wilson’s The Resting Bench.

Resting Bench 02

Susan’s contribution is Sanctuary (aka ‘Susan’s Sanctuary’)
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Architect - web sleeve

Check the REVIEWS page for Igloo Magazine‘s thoughts on The Silent Architect and Silent Variations


FLEX a composition constructed around recordings of domestic appliances will be featured in this years Zeppelin Festival. The event takes place on 13, 14 and 15 of March at the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain. FLEX is programmed for 5pm on the 15th March. More info from

Zeppelin Logo

February 2008

‘THE GARDEN MIX’ ON CDRThe live mix by Head Gardener Shane Quentin. Originally broadcast during his ‘Garden Of Earthly Delights’ radio show on CRMK 89.8fm, 30th November 2007 will be available on CDR from Monday 25th February.

The mix features over 40 minutes of music culled from four of Susan’s cd releases and was originally only available via download (it proved to be popular, receiving close to 100 downloads in 24 hours!)

Purchase details on the BUY CDS page.

Garden Mix Sleeve (Web)

January 2008

‘THE CARTOGRAPHY OF FEAR’ AT THE SOUND CAFEThe programme for this years SOUND CAFE event in Jedburgh has been announced. The event will take place on 9 February at Jedburgh Community and Arts Centre, The Friars, Jedburgh, Scotland and will feature a number of listening posts and an evening concert.

Station 4 will feature a new work by Susan ‘The Cartography Of Fear’ – a noise composition for strings, piano and voice.



On November 30th Shane Quentin undertook a live mix of Susan’s work as part of his weekly ‘Garden Of Earthly Delights’ radio show. Following a little bit of tweaking the mix is now available for download here:

If we can get the OK from Shane, a cdr release of the mix will follow soon.


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Swansea based webzine Wonderful Wooden Reasons have just published the first ‘Hope-Bound’ review of 2008. Read it in the reviews section here at

Wonderful Wooden Reasons

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Architect - web sleeve

Check out the reviews section for a rather unusual ‘review’ of The Silent Architect by Fatea

Although there are arguably folk elements to Susan’s work, Fatea generally concerns itself with the more traditional proponents of the genre. It was something of a surprise then, when just prior to Christmas they contacted Siren Wire requesting a review copy of ‘…Architect’

We weren’t sure what they’d make of it and well…. judging by the ‘review’, they still aren’t sure themselves…


Susan’s work has fared well in a number of end of year lists:

Noise Is A Friend ( voted ‘Hope-Bound’ and ‘The Silent Architect’ 8th and 9th respectively in his top 30 albums of 2007.

He writes:
More dazzling abstractions of grace and beauty, these songs just floor me. Susan has the incredible gift of being able to convey very private emotions through song-forms that shouldn’t work at first glance. Yet she pulls this trick time and again. Think early-His Name Is Alive, but further adrift, and way better than any description I can muster. If 4AD ever got good again, Susan would be perfect for them.

‘Lost Sorrows’ and ‘Silent Variations’ are placed at a very encouraging 3rd and 4th in his top 30 singles of 2007.

Paul Lloyd contributing editor to Igloo Magazine recently voted ‘Hope-Bound’ and ‘The Silent Architect’ right at the top of his top ten of 2007 list for the mag (

Finally Hydragenic ( included ‘Hope-Bound’ in his recent Favourite Music Of 2007 – Sounds Of Silver Blog.

He writes:
…with every listen I realise that I’ve barely scratched the surface of these fractured, mesmerising, enigmatic and fascinating pieces of music….Hope-Bound is one of the most sophisticated expositions of her compelling musical world-view to date.


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This compilation cdr by Rainier Lericolais is now available. Track six is an otherwise unavailable mix of A Dysfunctional Hush (retitled ‘Un Silence Dysfonctionnel’) The CDR was compiled for last Autumns joint exhibition by Arturas Bumsteinas and Rainier Lericolais at Ecole Regioale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. The release is limited to 100 numbered copies. Please contact Rainier for more details and/or to listen to his wonderful music.

The mix provides an ideal introduction to Susan and Rainier’s forthcoming collaborative project Homotetique Ricochet which will be released shortly by Siren Wire Recordings


December 2007

NEW LINKSTwo new links connected with Susan’s music:

A Blog which Susan will update on a very regular basis. Feel free to add your comments:

and a new music profile at VIRB. Listen to music and add to friends:


‘This is beautiful sad and pained music that has real feeling and depth to it…a startling emotional and beautiful audio ride’

Roger Batty has reviewed ‘Lost Sorrows’ for Judas Kiss Magazine. Check our reviews section for a larger extract.

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Susan’s brand new solo album ‘The Silent Architect’ and it’s companion EP ‘Silent Variations’ is set for release on 6th December 2007. Both releases are available for order from this website (please visit the BUY CDs link on the left)

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The Silent Architect

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Silent Variations

The Silent Architect sees Susan once again moving into new sonic territory with an emphasis on field recordings and sparser arrangements. A number of tracks feature vocals by French multi-media artist Hoel Le Quenven and the album will include two songs based on poems written by Alexander Booth.


Part story teller and part confessional her music reaches into you and tugs at the heartstrings… Each piece of music drags you into her realms of fantasy and reality in ways that my words can’t do full or adequate justice to…Susan is undoubtedly without equal currently within her musical sphere… Alan Milne

Read the full review here

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Many thanks to Shane Quentin (aka Head Gardener) for the wonderful 40 minute live mix of Susan’s work on last nights (Nov 30th) show.

The full track listing for the mix was as follows:

mbox, Spiegelkabinett, Summer’s Over, Samhain Lullaby, Veiled, Keel, My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth, A Dysfunctional Hush, Missing, The Passing

For those who tuned in it was a lovely surprise to hear four tracks from ‘The Silent Architect’

After the show Susan spoke with Shane about the possibility of making the Mix available to those who missed the broadcast. The pair are hopeful that, after a little ironing out of one or two technical glitches, the recording will be available in MP3 format in the near future.

Also discussed was the possibilty of Susan creating a unique themed mix for the show sometime next year.


Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk has created a stunning remix of ‘Veiled’ for Susan’s upcoming remix project MOTION.SILENCE.ECHO. The mix was premiered last night (Nov 30th) in London during a LapTop set by the man himself and will also be featured in a second LapTop set later this month (23rd December) in Shanghai.

November 2007

November 30th 2007: Susan Matthews ~ mix

‘The Head Gardener’ will be broadcasting a live mix of his favourite tracks by Susan at 10pm GMT. Listen via the internet.
More information here:The Garden Of Earthly Delights‘THE SILENT ARCHITECT’ TRACK LISTING

Here is the track listing for the new album:

Dawn, Spring Dancing, The Mariner’s Lament, Spiegelkabinett, Through Form, Weals, Almost February, Samhain Lullaby, Keel, The Passing

Four tracks feature vocals by Hoel le Quenven. ‘Almost February’ and ‘Spiegelkabinett’ feature poetry by Alexander Booth.


Here’s a sneaky peek at the sleeve for Susan’s soon to be released new album The Silent Architect

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Dan Schaffer was the first to mention Susan’s upcoming collaboration with Rainier Lericolais, on his LiveJournal way back in September. This is what he had to say:

I heard the Rainier collaboration last week and it’s fantastic. Rainier coerces Susan’s music and vocal samples towards a more European, sometimes jazzier sound, but without losing the intense personal nature of her work. While some of these mixes embellish her sound with a more extravagant style, others are sparse and get even closer to the bone, the different angle tapping a new vein and taking us deeper into Susan’s intimate psychological soundscape, and closer to Susan herself (or the projected idea of what she represents within the music). For any collaboration, you’ve got to admit that’s pretty remarkable.

The collaboration will be released on CD early in 2008.

October 2007

NEW INTERVIEW BY PAUL LLOYDClick Here to read a recent interview with Susan by Paul Lloyd of Connexion Bizarre.

The article touches on Susan’s early musical life, influences and working practice.

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Visit the ‘reviews’ page to read Paul Lloyds thoughts on ‘Hope-Bound’

HEAR ‘2.09’ ON 209RADIO

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Tune into 209 Radio for the next fortnight (30/9/07 – 13/10/07) to hear Susan’s contribution to the 209shorts project.

Susan’s work ‘2.09’ was originally created early in 2007 specifically for the 209shorts event and was later released on the ‘You Are Listening…’ Compilation CD curated by Kirsten Lavers and Simon Keep.

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209Radio broadcasts over the internet from Cambridge and can be found at

July 2007

‘HOPE-BOUND’ RELEASEDSusan’s third studio album is now available. Please see the ‘BUY CDs’ page for more info.

The following tracks can be heard online: ‘A Dysfunctional Hush’ here at
‘Veiled’ and ‘Joy’s Farewell’ at

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Susan’s new album ‘Hope-Bound’ will be released on 16th July 2007

Track listing is confirmed as: Passionate About You, A Decoy Performance, Joy’s Farewell, Veiled, Seven Tears, Missing, A Dysfunctional Hush, Suffusion

The first preview track from the album will be posted on Myspace very soon and the album will be available to buy direct from this website and Susan’s Myspace page (

Read Dan Schaffer’s thoughts on ‘Hope-Bound’ by clicking the ‘reviews’ button on the left

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‘Suffusion’ the closing track from Susan’s upcoming album ‘Hope-Bound’ (released July 16th) is featured in the ARTRADIO summer programme broadcasting in FM and online through late June-August 2007

The project has been developed by Cornerhouse (Manchester’s international Centre for Contemporary Arts and Film)

‘ARTRADIO will broadcast from Cornerhouse galleries, and will form the base for a dynamic array of live residency broadcasts, events, pre-recorded and archive programmes, as well as invited feeds, guest slots and submitted content. The public is invited to listen, observe and get involved’

More info at and


‘Botanical Rite No.1’ is included on the recently released ’50bpm or Less’ CD on Canned Beef Records. The compilation has been reviewed by Mark Meloche who had this to say about Susan’s contribution…

‘The closing track is something to marvel at, done by Susan Matthews’ it’s a beautiful piano piece that soon has soft scratching sounds fading into the background. Ever listen to Eno’s “Music For Airports”? It’s right up there. An excellent closing track and one of my favourite I’ve heard in a while, from anyone’

Read the full review and purchase the CD for 7USD from

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7-8 July 2007 ‘ONPS4’ will be performed at the Digital Music Research Network Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

June 2007

‘CAGED DREAM’ on WKCR 89.9‘CAGED DREAM’ receives it’s first radio play courtesy of ‘Afternoon New Music’ on WKCR 89.9 in Manhattan. Hosted by Marlow Davis the show airs between 3pm-6pm Eastern Standard Time and features recordings from this years Vox Novus 60×60 project. Live internet broadcast

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‘Caged Dream’performance in Munich

‘Caged Dream’ a work for zither and voice, will be performed at this years A•Devantgarde festival on Friday 15th June 21:00, at the Königsplatz München und Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich, Germany

The piece was created for New York based Vox Novus as part of their ’60×60′ project, featuring works on the theme of oppression and totalitarianism.

Here’s a little info about the location and A-Devantgarde courtesy of Rob Voisey from Vox Novus:

Thematically and spatially, the ninth A•Devantgarde Festival
tackles the Munich landmark Königsplatz. As so many in Germany, the place has
an ambivalent history. Planned by Louis I. as a representative square
revitalizing antiquity, Königsplatz was exploited by the national-socialists
as an impressive backdrop for their ostentatious staging of the

Artistic director: Moritz Eggert
Artistic team: Helga Pogatscher, Markus Muench, Markus Schmitt, Bernhard

What is A•Devantgarde

In June 2007, the A•Devantgarde Festival for New Music returns for the ninth
time, inviting audiences to explore the Munich landmark Königsplatz and its
surroundings. The festival calls for the discovery of the new, the unheard
and the unusual.

Call for Curiosity

In the late 1980s, a group of young composers founded the music festival
A•Devantgardeto break up the entrenched music business and to provide
emerging composers with a platform for their work. Since the beginning, the
festival did not see itself as a school endorsing or even demanding a
certain style, but as an open forum for young composers. A•Devantgarde has
always been characterized by its quest to cross borders, by its curiosity
and its aesthetic diversity: it has become the place to hear new works by
young composers from around the world, and to experience experimental
concerts that incorporate other art forms such as painting, video and
performance art. The festival questions long-established practices to find
and establish a new audience for contemporary music.


Regardless of limited public funding, A•Devantgarde has continuously grown
over the last years. The festival has welcomed many international composers
and ensembles. In 2003, it has added to its program a big opera production
as well as a music theatre piece for children. Guest performances and
co-productions made the festival known beyond city limits. All this would
not have been possible without the generous support from our sponsors and
partners. This year, the ninth A•Devantgarde Festival enters new territory
conquering the public space and concentrating more than ever on

May 2007

Dan Schaffer has posted the first review of ‘Hope-Bound’ over at his LiveJournal ( You can also read it here at our reviews page. Susan completed ‘Hope-Bound’ earlier this month and is now working with Siren Wire Recordings in-house graphic designer Mark Ingram on the sleeve. The album will be released in July.

A new ‘Lost Sorrows’ review by Amadeo has been posted at his In_tensioN Webzine ( – an English translation can be found at the reviews page on the left.

April 2007

A new ‘Lost Sorrows’ review from Connexion Bizarre has just been added to the reviews page.

‘Lost Sorrows’

A brand new 5 track ep released through Siren Wire Recordings.

Tracks are:
Blistered Sunlight
On A Theme Of Falling
A Passionate Hush
My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth
Blistered Moonlight

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‘Susan continues to dig through the rabbit hole, picking scabs and crawling in and out of our head machinery. Beautiful, desolate and intoxicating work’ Dan Schaffer

Purchase direct via the ‘Buy CDs page’

March 2007

‘Lost Sorrows’A brand new 5 track ep, clocking in at over 18 minutes will be released on Monday, April 2nd 2007, through Siren Wire Recordings.

Tracks are:
Blistered Sunlight
On A Theme Of Falling
A Passionate Hush
My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth
Blistered Moonlight

‘Where Birds Come To Die’

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French WebLabel Le Colibri Necrophile have completed ‘Tribute To Necktar, Necktar VII’ a compilation featuring 171 tracks on the themes of birth, transformation and death. All downloadable free of charge here

Susan’s contribution is track 92 ‘Where Birds Come To Die’

‘Three years in a northern city. A bleakness, an industrial desolation, an undercurrent of intense sadness. The vandalism, the factories, the chimneys, the rain and wind. I hear no birds, nature is receeding, forced to the periphery. A destructiveness that builds in tension but is ultimately unresolved – not a sudden death – it is fast but faltering, hesitant and impotent.’

Listen to the track at MySpace

February 2007

Connexion Bizarre review ‘bruiser’Connexion Bizarre webzine have just posted a great review of ‘bruiser’ by Paul Lloyd. The complete review can be read at

We’ll also be adding it to our new reviews archive page.

‘Like the blurred reality of dreams…’ Bruiser reviewed
‘Let it entice you in’ – SirenWire69′ reviewed

Read the full ‘bruiser’ and ‘SirenWire69’ reviews by Lee Powell of Judas Kiss Magazine by clicking the ‘reviews’ page. I’m very greatful to Lee for taking the time to really listen to my work. Two wonderfully considered and written reviews. Thank you.

Please check out the Judas Kiss Magazine website here

January 2007

..On A Theme Of Falling.. Shaun Blezard of Earth Monkey Productions has made the following video for ‘On A Theme Of Falling’ using public domain footage. He has created a series of videos for all the tracks from last year’s ‘Falling’ compilation. All going well the videos should be packaged as a retail DVD later this year

Video created by Shaun Blezard for Earth Monkey Productions.
‘On A Theme Of Falling’ Composed and Performed by Susan Matthews for the Earth Monkey compilation ‘Falling’ (emp 025)


December 2006

..Peeka.. a new short piano composition has just been released on the Bend It Like Beckett compilation CD.Curated by Danny McCarthy as part of this years Beckett Centenary celebrations, the CD is available to buy from Aphasia Recordings

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November 2006

..On A Theme Of Falling.. a new work for piano and voice is now available on the Earth Monkey Productions compilation ..Falling..
The compilation also features tracks from David Whitaker, Adrian Carter, 4th Alternative, The Cardboard Lung, 1000 Aeroplanes Crashing In The Night, The Weedhaven Laughing Academy, Dawn Salvia, Clutter, Des Slow And The Stop Pills, Species 8472, Andy Kirk and Cousin Silas
Download, free of charge here
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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting..TINY GRIEF.. is finally hereA new 4-track ep which effectively bridges the gap between Susan’s two full length CDs ‘SirenWire69’ and ‘bruiser’

Track Listing:
‘hello…’, ‘Mbox’, Grieving Naid (Alt Ver), ‘Mbox2’

..Tiny Grief is available for free download from da73 or to purchase on CD from Siren Wire Recordings

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Many thanks to Mark for another stunning CD sleeve and Wright at da73 for his kindness and support (and patience!)

…listen to his band 1000 Aeroplanes Crashing In The Night here

September 2006

‘Bruiser’ is now available to buy from CD Baby (click the picture below) or direct from this website (see BUY CDs page)

Track Listing:
Mbox 2, Backup, Truth, Hushed Corrosive/Lifelore, Fortune, Flinch, The Message, Summer’s Over, MboxBuy the CD
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The follow up to 2005s intense and haunting SirenWire69 sees Matthews further develop her unusual musical sensibilities. The equally effective and engaging Bruiser is in some ways a more startling accomplishment than its predeccessor with new instruments and musical styles added to the experimental mix.

From the out and out industrial barrage of Hushed Corrosive, to the sinister undertow of Lifelore, this cd winds its way through the medieval-esque folk recorders of Fortune, insistent rhythmic guitars of Flinch, hypnotic piano of Ellipse-Dream and the gentle beauty of Summers Over, all bookended by the fragile sadness of Mbox and Mbox 2

Bruiser is an impressively diverse collection of musical experimentations. A starkly personal exploration that challenges you to uncover its secrets over multiple listens.

Its hardly surprising then that 2006 has proven to be a hugely significant year for Matthews. Her work has been showcased in galleries and festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia. She has received radio airplay in over 70 countries, has collaborated with poets and film-makers and contributed to a variety of compilations.

Bruiser promises to not just build on these considerable acheivements but leave its own indellible mark…

August 2006

‘…a mad musical scientist’ – SirenWire69 ReviewClick here to read a recent review of SirenWire69 by Dan MacIntosh at

Assistant editor Jennifer Layton has written a feature for the August issue of their web magazine. ‘Think Outside The Borders’ takes an overview of independent music around the world and includes quotes from Susan on Experimental/Sonic Arts in the UK

More tracks on Nocturne Radio

Click here to listen to NOCTURNE online experimental radio.

They play a wide variety of established and up and coming artists so are well worth supporting. August’s playlist includes Nurse With Wound, Coil, Current 93, Kraftwerk, Sol Invictus – and sees the another four of Susan’s tracks added:

– Botanical Rite No.2 ‘Aural Effigy’
– Botanical Rite No.3 ‘Shift 8vb’ (both from ‘SirenWire69’)
– A Rhythmic Brutality (A.K.A ‘Cieidd-dra’)
– Mbox 2 (from the forthcoming cd ‘Bruiser’ – available 1st September, 2006)

‘Sanctuary’ – A Resting Bench Remix

Susan has created a piece for The Resting Bench Remix Project curated by Earth Monkey Productions.
The track is archived here and follow the ‘trb remix project’ link

July 2006

‘2.09’ on ‘You Are Listening’ Compilation CDBack in february Susan created a piece for the 209 Radio FM project, Cambridge, UK

The project was curated by artists Kirsten Lavers and Simon Keep and ‘included the curation of a sound art thread throughout the week-long broadcast and a live weekend of radio exploring the themes of NOISE and SILENCE.

The accompanying CD ‘You Are Listening: 209 Radio 02.09 RSL Artists’ Residency, Silence (audio) & 209 Shorts (mp3)’ is now available featuring Matthews’ contribution ‘2.09’

More info here

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June 2006

‘mbox’ ON TOUR: AMSTERDAM‘mbox’ is part of the ‘International Women’s Electroacoustic Listening Room Project On The Road’

Next stop: Amsterdam 29th June 2006, 10.00 – 18.00

Studio 1, BIMhuis in the Muziekgebouw (behind Central Station on the Piet Heinkade)

‘The International Women’s Electroacoustic Listening Room Project (WEALR) features day long non-stop playback of works by women composers throughout the globe in electroacoustic music. The Listening Room strives to present a diverse sampling of different approaches to electronic music, with examples from classical computer music, environmental music, and meditative music to works that expand acoustic virtuosity and improvisation with virtual instruments to sonic documentaries that capture the inner workings of the mind: horror, humour and the unfolding of human dramas’

Thursdays itinerary includes works by a multitude of women composers including: Diamanda Galas, Sofia Kamayianni, Meredith Monk, Pamela Z…

‘mbox’ can be heard between 15.00 – 16.00 local time

2006 venues for the project include: San Francisco, Minneapolis, Miami, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai

Heartfelt thanks to project organizer Dr Pamela Madsen for including ‘mbox’ and for her encouragement and support

‘New Artist Of The Month’ at Nocturne Radio

Click here to visit Nocturne Experimental Radio Station who are featuring Susan as their current ‘New Artist of the Month’
‘Hegemony’ ‘Bruised Letter’ ‘Black Plug’ and ‘Dysphoria’ (all from ‘SirenWire69’) are playlisted.
It’s also worth mentioning Nocturne are in the middle of a whopping 3 month homage to the impressive musical history of Tony Wakeford.

‘ONPS 4’ on WKCR 89.9 New York

Vox Novus are once again including Matthews’ 60 second experimental piano composition ‘ONPS 4’ in their latest 60×60 Radio Extravaganza.

This time round it can be heard on Afternoon New Music Tuesday on WKCR 89.9 in Manhattan. Tuesday June 13th between 3 – 6pm Eastern Standard Time

Live internet broadcasts here

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May 2006

‘Hegemony’ on KDVS fmTommy V will playing ‘Hegemony’ during his “Mind The Gap’ show on Saturday (10th June) Live stream here: KDVS 90.3 fm

Visit Tommy here.


‘mbox’ will be broadcast on Greek National Radio 3 (ERA 3), Wednesday 25th May

’21st: Trends and Experimentations’ is presented by Sofia Kamayianni and Dora Panagopoulou and focuses on contemporary music composed since 2000. The show aims to ‘present a broad overview of music being written today and to show what is happening in different countries and centres of musical life’

The show is also available via the internet at (choose ‘radio’ and then the third option)


If you’re in the Lancashire area next week please check out the Re:Sound exhibition at the Mid Pennine Gallery. Susan will be contributing hand written scores of experimental piano compositions based on Atonalism and Serialism.

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Full exhibition itinerary below:


18th-22nd May 2006 A special 4-day exhibition at Mid Pennine Gallery
What is Sound Art? Who creates Sound Art? What does it look like?

Mid Pennine Gallery is hosting an exciting exhibition by artists Helmut Lemke, Lee Patterson and Ben Gwilliam, Max Eastley, Claus van Bebber, Steve Rhoden, Susan Matthews, the Automated Noise Ensemble and others.. This 4-day intensive programme of live performances, visual arts, concerts and film will introduce you to some interesting, experimental art work and hopes to answer some of the questions put forward.

Thursday 18th
6pm: Exhibition opening with live performances by Espen Jensen and the Automated Noise Ensemble, free admission and refreshments

Friday 19th
10am-4pm: Artists performing, producing new site-specific artworks

Saturday 20th
10am-4pm: Gallery open to the public
10.30am-12pm: Workshops for young people £2
6pm: Film Screening and Live Sound performance £4 and £2, refreshments provided
Performing Artists are: John jasnoch, Neil Carver, JEZ, Ben Gwilliam and Lee Patterson.
The Documentation about the life of Cornelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra “Pilgrimage from Scattered Points” by Luke Fowler will be shown.

Sunday 21st
10am-1pm: Gallery open to the public a chance to meet the artists
2-4pm: Closing event final live performance, free admission

For more detailed information on the exhibition programme and the artists, please go to or contact Claire Joyce on 01282 421986

‘ONPS 4’

‘ONPS 4’ a 60 second experimental piano piece will be aired for the first time on Monday 8th May (1-2pm EST) during Tom Lopez’s ‘Foldover’ radio show on WOBC 91.5fm in Ohio, USA

Matthews’ created the piece for the Vox Novus 4th Annual 60×60 Project.

For more information on Vox Novus:
and Foldover:

Live internet broadcast of the show can be heard at:

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March 2006

Dysphoria on 804Noise804Noise in Virginia have added Dysphoria to their Noise Solution Radio Show playlist.


Earth Monkey Productions have added a page dedicated to Susan Matthews in it’s ‘friends and family’ section. This is a new net label offering quality music for free download. Please check it out at


‘Voices From The Edge Festival’

A re-recorded version of mbox will be included in ‘Voices From The Edge: 5th Annual Women In New Music Festival’ California State University, Fullerton – March 9-12th


February 2006

‘2.09’ on 209 Radio‘2.09’ an experimental vocal piece is due to be broadcast on 209 radio between 12-18th Feb. FM to Cambridge or online.

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November 2005

SirenWire69 reviewMick Mercer has reviewed SirenWire69 for his LiveJournal.

Botanical Rites review

Botanical Rites has received a glowing review in the current issue of Sound Nation Magazine

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‘The Joy Device 2’ at Jedburgh

Experimental piano track ‘The Joy Device 2’ is to be featured in The Sound Cafe programme of ‘works of phonography’ at Jedburgh Community and Arts Centre, Scotland this month.


MySpace and Soundclick pages dedicated to Susan’s work have been established



October 2005

Botanical RitesThe three Botanical Rites from SirenWire69 have been released as a limited edition promotional cdr. A handful of copies will be available for retail.

September 2005

SirenWire69The 10 track cd SirenWire69 is released on Siren Wire Recordings on September 1st. This startlingly creative and accomplished album will initially be available direct from this website.

Track Listing:
Botanical Rite No.1
Bruised Letter
Blister Lip Mutation
Botanical Rite No.2 ‘Aural Effigy’
Black Plug
A Perfect Happiness
Grieving Naid
Botanical Rite No.3 ‘Shift 8vb’


Summer 2005

Lustre at Test-Bed‘Lustre’ a track based around piano notes played in clusters is to be included in Test Bed 3 exhibition at Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery. The work was composed specifically to accompany the visual work of Multi-Medai artist Karen Heald.