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Name Matthew Ratcliffe
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Date of birth 18/10/1981
Region United Kingdom  
Interests diverse musical interests, languages
Profile Matthew Ratcliffe is a composer and `cellist. He started composing at around the age of 10, and received his first tuition in composition from Marcus Heathcock. Performers of his music include Mr. McFalls, Chamber, soprano Miriam Kisters and accordionist Iain Watson. From 1999-2000 he received tuition from Benedikt Burghardt in Vienna, where "Fantasie fuer Streichtrio" was written. He studied at Dartington College of Arts from 2002-2005 under Frank Denyer. As part of his studies he worked with Gigi Garakanidze and New Mtiebi Georgian choir in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2004. In 2006 he composed music for a dramatic adaptation of William Blake`s "Milton" for theatre company Amador Productions, with whom he has toured the show as a performer in Britain and Israel. In March 2008 he collaborated with visual artist Paul Gittins on his exhibition "Modern Shadows" in Birmingham, UK. He again collaborated with Paul Gittins for the installation "Electric Shadow House" at The Big Chill in Eastnor, Worcestershire in July 2008 and at Glastonbury Festival 2009. In October 2008 a further collaboration with Paul Gittins, the film "`Cello and Cubes" was shown at the Videophile festival at The Phoenix in Brighton. In May 2009 he collaborated with visual artist Martin Sexton on the installation "It Hasn`t Quite Sunk In Yet", shown as part of the exhibition "Art Against Knives" at Shoreditch Town Hall. Matthew also collaborates regularly with performance poet and visual artist Maria Slovakova. Scores of his are available for viewing and download at