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matt wright

Matt Wright works as a composer, improviser and sound artist at the edges of concert and club culture, his output stretching from scores for early music ensembles and contemporary chamber groups to digital improvisation, turntablism, website installations and large events combining DJs, new music performers and digital media.
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 favours an open and ecstatic approach to material, often working in collaboration with some of the most exciting artists in the contemporary sphere.
He has worked with, amongst others, Evan Parker, Francis-Marie Uitti, Rolf Hind, Nicolas Hodges, Joanna Macgregor, The Apollo Sax Quartet and the Duke Quartet (UK), MTK, Ensemble Klang, Ensemble MAE, The Percussion Group of The Hague, SOIL and De Ereprijs (Netherlands), Bl!ndman (Belgium) and ELISION (Australia). He has worked in venues as diverse as Abbey Road studios and Tate Modern (London), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam) and Bunkier Stzuki (Krakow) and his output 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. In addition, he has worked with a host of festivals dedicated to new music, including The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, The Sonic Arts Network Expo, The Sounds New Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Ars Musica (Brussels) and the Audio Arts Festival (Krakow).
Matt is a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, where he leads the BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology degree and runs the urban music ensemble CONTACT. In 2007-8 he held the post of musician-in-residence at Goldsmiths College, London and since that year he has also been a frequent lecturer at The Royal College of Music.
He studied with Richard Steinitz and Chris Fox at The University of Huddersfield, with Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding and Richard Ayres at The Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands and with Roger Redgate at Goldsmiths College, where he received a doctorate in 2009.



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Gallaitstraat 76-78
1030 Schaarbeek, Belgium

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BL!NDMAN is supported by the Arts Administration of the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region. BL!NDMAN [sax] play Selmer Paris Saxophones.