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"Ned McGowan, a composer and flutist, proved there's still plenty of life in old-fashioned virtuosity with "Bantammer Swing", a playful, athletic concerto for his unwieldy contrabass flute."
- Steve Smith, New York Times


  • Concerto for iPad & Orchestra

    On October 15, 2015, Concerto for iPad & Orchestra was played again, by Sinfonia Rotterdam, with Keiko Shichijo (iPad) and Conrad van Alphen (conductor), in De Doelen.
  • Summer news 2015 Dear friends, I hope you are enjoying a nice summer this year with some beautiful weather and relaxed times!

    Here are some events I’d like to invite you to, plus a video and a radio show from last season.

    Big best,


    Ned is part of a pilot where composers present themselves for commissions of private individuals. The launch is in the Skysuites The Penthouse, De Haagse Toren, June 26th.
  • Composing Rhythm: Ned McGowan

    American Highways, by Guy Livingston, featured Ned in an episode about rhythm, wild and subtle compositions.

    Available as stream via the Concert Zender and podcast via iTunes.
  • Donemus now publishing works

    I am happy to announce that Donemus Publishing is now the exclusive publisher of all my works.

    Scores and parts for all solo, chamber music and orchestra pieces are for purchase or rent via their website and distributers over the whole world.

    For more info visit the Donemus website or write me.

  • Alumni Achievement Award

    Ned McGowan received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Cleveland Institute of Music. In May '14 he received the award during the commencement ceremonies.

  • TEDx talk

    Digital music at your fingertips: Ned McGowan & Susanna Borsch at the TEDx Tilburg University.

  • Wood Burn review

    " 'Wood Burn' was an exuberantly wild burst of energy, working all five reed players for all they were worth." Stephen Smoliar, San Francisco Examiner

    Link to the article.

  • Web sale to Spinifex in the KIT

    Here's a website sale to buy 2 tickets for the price of one to thursday's concert of Spinifex with Dr. Mysore Manjunath in the KIT Tropentheater in Amsterdam.

  • Hibari charity and music project It's been almost a full year now since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Recovery and reconstruction has been well under way, but there is still much to do and much help needed.

  • Review of WRENCH ‘Muziek als beeldende kunst’
    'Music and art' 
    – Blog van Floris Solleveld about WRENCH

    (Nederlands) (English)
  • Wrench

    Last chance to see WRENCH, the Hexnut show with the amazing photos of Edward Burtynsky. Sunday November 4 at 15.30 in Rotterdam at the Lantaren Venster.

    Laatste kans om WRENCH te zien, de Hexnut show met de verbazingwekkende foto's van Edward Burtynsky. Zondag 4 november om 15.30 in Rotterdam bij de Lantaren Venster.

  • Torrent

    A rippin version of Torrent played by Kennenth Cox:

  • iPad Concerto

    I have recently finished composing a Concerto for the iPad and Orchestra.

    Called Rotterdam Concerto 2 - Digital Realms, it was premiered on the 1st of June by the Sinfonia Rotterdam, conducted by Conrad van Alphen with Keiko Shichijo as soloist:

  • Composition lessons

    From April until December 2011 Ned McGowan is teaching composition at the KMT in Hilversum.

  • Interview Vrije Geluiden

    TV interview Ned McGowan with Melchior Huurderman on the program Vrije Geluiden about the WRENCH project.

  • Trailer for SMAK!

    Here's the latest trailer for my new opera theater piece together with writer Nafiss Nia, director Michael Helmerhorst and the Wervelwind ensemble with Maaike Porthuis.

  • Release of Bantammer Swing The American Composers Orchestra has just released "Bantammer Swing," Ned McGowan's concerto for contrabass flute and orchestra. Can be downloaded on Instant Enclore, iTunes and Amazon.
  • Three Amsterdam Scenes premiere

    The premiere of Ned McGowan's new piece Three Amsterdam Scenes for the Trio Scordatura

    March 5, 2011 - Vortex Jazz Club, London England

  • Teaching Carnatic Practices Starting the 2009 academic season, Ned McGowan will teach Carnatic Practices to the masters students at the Conservatory of Utrecht.
  • Harvey Gaul competition Ned McGowan wins the Harvey Gaul competition and is commissioned by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.