Variations on a Massacre

Matthew Sheens


‘Sheens is a fine pianist capable of swinging solos and introspective moods, and his compositions show a high level of ability.’ The Australian

Expatriate Matthew Sheens has made impressive progress after moving to New York just a few years ago, following his wins at the APRA/ AMCOS Professional Development Awards and Downbeat Student Award.

This concert showcases his latest original works, Variations on a Massacre, which is based on a series of musical observations since living in the U.S.A. after the rise of Trump and the far right. The music involves extended form work with improvisation.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Matthew Sheens


Matthew Sheens piano
Gian Slater vocals
Sam Anning double bass
Tim Firth drums


This production is part of the following series:

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