I’m a multi award-winning Canadian composer/pianist working between the cracks of avant- jazz, contemporary classical and electronic music.
I’ve recorded/performed with international artists like Lotte Anker, Peter Bruun, Trichy Sankaran, Brad Turner, Simon Toldam and Maria Faust. I’ve released four studio albums. Most recently I released “Hypnagogia” on ILK Music and the sister project “Hypnopompia” for Songlines Recordings. The latter recently made “Best Jazz on Bandcamp” for the month of July 2022.
A member of Inner Circle Music (NY) my 2018 release, Spillimacheen, has been described as “post-jazz of a distinctly personalized kind” (Ron Schepper of Textura). Currently based in Copenhagen, I recently finished a 2-year artistic research stint at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory. My artistic research focuses on reimagining the acoustic piano which I call the “microtonal prepared piano”.
“Hearing Matt is, first and foremost, an emotional experience. Knowledge, virtuosity and sound are at the service of a vision, and Matt’s fearlessness and dedication grab you and never let go. He displays the same intensity in his highly personal compositions, which always tell a story and stay on the listener’s mind for a long time.” (Jean-Michel Pilc, Pianist)