"The closer and longer you listen, the more complex and absorbing the relationships become."
Bill Meyer Chicago Reader
Matt Sargent is a composer, guitarist, and music technologist based in New York. His music grows out of an appreciation of natural resonances, recursive structures, computer modeling, and outdoor listening.
He often writes music that responds specifically to the sonic features of acoustic spaces, an interest which has led him to produce work in many unique locations, including the grain elevators of Buffalo's Silo City and the Rhyolite ghost town of Death Valley.
His music has been described as "a powerfully organic experience" (Paul Muller, Sequenza21) and "so simple, so natural, and yet sets up a complex set of interactions." (Jennie Gottschalk, SoundExpanse)
His work has recently been heard in concerts and installations at Reykjavik Art Museum, Constellation (Chicago), Betalevel (Los Angeles), Mise-En_Place (Brooklyn), SEM Ensemble’s "Emerging Composers" series, Columbia University’s "Reembodied Sound" symposium, I-Park International Artist-In-Residence Program, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, among others.
His first album, Ghost Music, performed by percussionist Bill Solomon, is available now on Weighter Recordings.
Matt is a visiting assistant professor of electronic music and sound at Bard College.