The Promise of the Future is really two albums.
The first, a combination of orchestral instruments and electronics is an ambient soundtrack to an imaginary science fiction movie. In sound, it depicts the dismay of a dystopian future and the hope for a better tomorrow
The second, is an orchestral suite of slow movements for an imaginary documentary. In sound, it depicts the wonders and sorrows of existence.
Matthew Reid is a critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning composer. For ten years he created and performed his eclectic scores live for Toronto’s Second City. His instrumental songs have been performed by top orchestras across North America.
“Matthew Reid is the master of music”- Paula Citron CLASSICAL 96.3 FM
“… consistently brilliant accompaniment”- Richard Ouzounian TORONTO STAR
“Matthew Reid adds texture and oomph to scenes with some well-placed notes”- Glenn Sumi NOW
“A night audiences won’t soon forget.” – Julia Hurley DC METRO THEATER ARTS