Matthew Welch (born 1976) is an American bagpiper and composer. Welch took a bachelor's in music at Simon Fraser University in Canada and then enrolled at Wesleyan University, where he studied under Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier. He has released several CD albums and composed pieces both for bagpipe and for more traditional ensembles, exploring elements of free jazz and experimental music. Ceol Nua (Leo, 2002). Hag at the Churn (Newsonic, 2003). Dream Tigers (Tzadik, 2005). Luminosity (Porter, 2009).
Profile: American composer and Great Highland Bagpipe player born in 1976. Having studied composition under Barry Truax, Rodney Sharman, Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton and Great Highland Bagpipe under Colin MacLellan, Jack Lee, Angus MacLellan & Andrew Wright, he holds a BA from Simon Fraser University (1999) and an MA from Wesleyan University (2001). Hag At The Churn (CD, Album).
composer, bagpiper, saxophonist, conductor, band leader of Blarvuster, opera producer @ Experiments in Opera. 433. atthew Welch added, Tri-Centric Fdn entricfdn. Anthony Braxton solo at Sons d'hiver, video excerpt now streaming.
Matthew Welch (born 1976) is an American bagpiper and composer. Welch took a bachelor's in music at Simon Fraser University in Canada and then enrolled at Wesleyan University, where he studied under Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier Discography. Blarvuster (Tzadik, 2010).
The music of Matthew Welch, who began a weeklong residency at the Stone on Tuesday, draws on a world of influences. His opening set, performed by the ensemble Cantata Profana, packed in references to Highland bagpipes, Balinese funerary rites, Minimalism, Borges, Beckett and Buddha. Yet much of the resulting 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. Each album cover is commissioned from artist Lauren Kolesinskas.
Most people will know this one from the version by The Bothy Band. They put it together with The Pipe On The Hob, another great tune in my opinion. How about following it with Jim Ward’s Jig--it’s a nice key change, and another very catchy, simple jig (that Paddy Keenan’s pretty fond of playing as well!)! Posted by aoife 16 years ago. Hag at the Churn. You can’t follow THIS tune with anything. It is a great circular tune and one that just grows and grows. Slight variant of the B section turnaround, from Patirck Madden’s album "Sounds of St Andrews". Posted by Ian Varley 3 years ago. The Hag At The Churn x:9.
It became his fifth album to top the Billboard country album charts. It also reached number 66 on the pop albums chart. Hag was Haggard's first album with a majority of original songs in two years, following two tribute albums (to Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills) and two live albums in 1969 and 1970
View the profiles of people named Matthew Welch. People named Matthew Welch. Blarvuster (Tzadik, 2010)