Artist talk and workshop exploring composition in virtual media environments, creative approaches to game engines and WebVR platforms as musical tools, and related techniques for working with ambisonics.
DATES AND TIMES: Saturday March 25, 2023 from 1-3 pm
Matthew D. Gantt is an artist, composer and educator currently based in Troy, NY. His practice focuses on sound in virtual spaces, generative systems facilitated by idiosyncratic technology, and digital production presets as sonic readymades.He worked as a studio assistant to electronics pioneer Morton Subotnick from 2016 – ’18, and has been an active participant in the NYC creative community, presenting or performing at spaces such as Pioneer Works, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Babycastles, Silent Barn and similar, as well as abroad (IRCAM Academy, ICST Zurich, MUTEK Mexico, Synthesis Gallery, Berlin).
Gantt has taught electronic and experimental composition across institutional and grassroots contexts, including Harvestworks, CUNY Brooklyn, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence, and community workshops aimed at creating equitable access to developing technologies. In Fall ’19, he joined the Games and Simulations, Art and Sciences PhD program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/EMPAC, researching spatial sound, virtual reality and the experimental arts practice as a frame to refigure new possibilities for immersive media futures.