Following his workshop on Unreal Engine for Musicians, Matthew D. Gantt will present Plastics, a live performance of sound and virtual environments building on the infinite mutability of digital sound and object. Drawing on material from previous releases with Orange Milk and Oxtail Recordings, the performance will combine generative approaches, tape composition and projected 3D environments made with the Unity game engine.”
October 15th, 2022 @3:30pm – Harvestworks Art and Technology Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island
|Matthew D. Gantt is an artist, composer, and educator focused 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 electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick, and has been an active participant in the international creative community, presenting or performing at spaces such as Pioneer Works, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Babycastles, SVA Visible Futures Lab, Panoply Performance Laboratory, EMPAC, the Wrong Biennale, and countless DIY venues across North America. Gantt releases music with Orange Milk and Oxtail Recordings, and teaches experimental music and media at both institutional and grassroots spaces, including Harvestworks, CUNY Brooklyn, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence, and a variety of community workshops aimed at creating equitable access to developing technologies. Gantt’s work has been featured in The Wire magazine, Pop Matters, Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, Bandcamp New and Notable, the Brooklyn Rail and similar.
This project is made possible with funds from the NYSCA in Partnership with Wave Farm: Immersive Art & Technology Initiative, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.