New instruments by Matthew Matthew

Opening: Thursday, July 11 from 7-10 PM

Sound recording event: Friday, July 19 from 7-9 PM

STOMPS & CLAPS & SNAPS & POPS & SNIFFS & CLICKS & AHHHHH, new instruments by Matthew Matthew is an interactive exploration into the instrumental nature of humans and the traditions of rhythmic language. Conceived as a series of new media instruments, these sound- and video-scapes blend our bodies and the noises we make into a larger human rhythm that lives and evolves in reaction to an audience’s touch. The results are primal, rhythmic experiences which encourage us to see that technology, like an instrument, is nothing more than an elaborate extension of our bodies and ourselves.

In the interactive spirit of the installation, there will be a special recording session at the gallery on Friday, July 19 from 7-9 PM to gather new sounds and images from the community in and around REVERSE.  All are invited to come and produce sounds, which will then be edited and included as part of the musical instruments for the remainder of the exhibition.

Matthew Matthew is an artist and composer living and creating in New York City. His work exploits technology in order to reveal and re-imagine music’s power to shape society, culture, and our selves. He is currently a Fellow at NYU Tisch ITP and was awarded a 2013 MCAF Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. His art and performance work have been featured as part of PICA’s TBA festival, Asian Creative Culture Show Japan, NYU Tisch ITP Camp, OWW Gallery Shanghai, MODFestival Guadalajara, and SXSW Film Festival. His musical compositions have appeared in the work of Gus Van Sant, Wikipedia, and TEDxShanghai.