Desert Island Discs with Matilda Brown



No 1: 'The Truth Will Always Be' from the album Secret Story | Pat Metheny 
"I don’t think there is a piece of music that has yet to beat this track for me in terms of combining beautiful jazz improvisations and melodic/harmonic flow with gorgeous orchestral writing." 
Listen 👇 HERE

No 2: 'An Ending (Ascent)' from the album Apollo | Brian Eno 
"I found a tape of this piece under an old railway bridge. I suppose the first “ambient” music I had come across as a child." 
Listen 👇 HERE

No 3: 'Two Grey Rooms' from the album Night Ride Home | Joni Mitchell 
I"t’s not as frequently played as some of her other popular tracks. I like her “jazz” era the best."
Listen 👇 HERE

No 4: Children’s songs (album) | Chick Corea 
"This album inspired me to write my own series of piano pieces connected to my music and mountains projects with children." 
Listen 👇 HERE

No 5: 'The Weakness In Me' | Joan Armatrading  
"I have always loved this beautiful and honest song. Joan came to our final graduation at LIPA." 
Listen 👇 HERE

No 6: 'Dark Side of the Moon' (album) | Pink Floyd 
"I found this album on the floor while I was baby-sitting age 14 and it changed my musical landscape forever!"
Listen  HERE

No 7: Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version)  Portland Youth Philharmonic
"This track inspired me to write a piece for my first woodwind ensemble written for Liverpool’s 10:10 Ensemble." 
Listen 👇 HERE

No 8: Max Richter, 'On the Nature of Daylight'
"A composer that writes provocative simple melodies." 
Listen 👇 HERE

No 9: Boiler Room Berlin Set 2014 | David August 
"I love electronica and dance music and this combines hypnotic beats with melodic certainty."
Listen 👇 HERE

No 10: 'The Lake' | Laurie Anderson  
"I love the lyrics to this song. It’s mystical with a topping of uncomfortable darkness. Wonderful! I listened to this song many times while I was walking the length of Scotland in 2019." 
Listen 👇 HERE