Luke-matthew Iveson b.1990 Manchester; currently studies at Birmingham conservatoire, for a BMus in composition, under the tuition of Joe Cutler and many visiting tutors. His works have been performed by the Chroma ensemble, Sarah Leonard & Robin Michael, Rowland Sutherland and the CoMA ensemble (east midlands) who recently featured I HEART COMA in their Annual Summer Concert and at Wirksworth Festival(2009).

Luke enjoys working with theatre and external arts such as dance, arts and literature. Lukes new theatre piece Ophelia:the death of was awarded joint second prize and the audience vote in last years Philip Bates prize (2009). His new work for the Thalleien ensemble The Nutritional Value Of Dreams was premiered in this years Frontiers, and was workshopped by Louis Andriessen (2010). He is also creative director of 101 new music theatre who he wrote interview A : Interview B for their first concert at the MAC center in Birmingham.


Philip Bates Prize-
Luke Iveson's composition "Ophelia: the death of ," a poignant, visual, multimedia piece that transported the audience to the death scene. Haunting cello and recorder added to the eerie atmosphere at each poignant event. A very thought provoking piece.