Matthew Wright

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 - 11:01 am

Totem for Gobi – New York
for interactive audio and video [2010] (World Premiere)
2010 MATA Festival Commission
Performed by the composer and special guest improvisers, April 19
MATA Sound Works April 20-22


Matt Wright (Born 1977, Norwich, UK) works as a composer, turntablist and sound artist at the edges of concert and club culture. Erosion, non-linear networks, the idea of music ‘at the edge of collapse’ and the dialogue between ‘stillness’ and ‘speed’ are recurrent themes in his work and he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Evan Parker, Ensemble Klang and The Percussion Group of Hague and worked in venues such as Abbey Road studios and Tate Modern (London), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam) and Bunkier Stzuki (Krakow). His output is available on a number of labels and has been streamed online, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic FM (Australia), London’s Resonance 104.4FM and the UK’s Channel 4 television. This 2010 MATA commission forms the first part of the Totem Project, a series of large scale works to be created for organizations and ensembles in New York, The Hague and Brussels.

Improvisation with Evan Parker, saxophone