Max (young white man in a hat) pictured at a distance swimming in the sea

Max Syedtollan (b.04/07/1994) is an artist-composer living and working in Glasgow, with a multi-disciplinary practice spanning music, text and image. Interests include world-building, anachronism, affect, melody, improvisation, comedy and the naïve.

His pieces have been broadcast on BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6, and performed in places such as Café Oto and Snape Maltings. Besides composing under his own name Syedtollan produces music as ‘Horse Whisperer’ which has been featured on NTS Radio, Resonance FM and Radiophrenia.

In 2019 he was selected as one of Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’, and released his second album of DIY chamber music on Glasgow label GLARC (supported by the Arts Council). In 2020 he made some radio plays & worked with Plus Minus Ensemble. In 2021 he is writing for Apartment House.

New Voices 2019

Max created Four Assignments as part of his time on New Voices 2019, the piece was workshopped and recorded by Plus-Minus ensemble, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio 6, Resonance FM among others. Four Assignments was released on GLARC label and was performed live at Cafe Oto in December 2020.

You can read an interview with Max, exploring the inspirations and experiences behind Four Assignments, here

Watch Four Assignments – below.


Max Syedtollan - Four Assignments [Audio Postcard 04/06/21]