A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, composer, improviser, and sound artist Matthew Goodheart has gained an international reputation for his expansive approach. Following an early career as a free-jazz pianist, he has developed a wide body of work that explores the relationships between performer, instrument, and listener. His diverse musical creations range from large-scale microtonal compositions to open improvisations to immersive sound installations – all unified by the analytic techniques and performative methodologies he has developed to bring forth the unique and subtle acoustic properties of individual musical instruments. Goodheart’s approach results in a “generative foundation” for exploring issues of perception, technology, cultural ritual, and the psycho-physical impact of acoustic phenomena.

He is currently the Inga Maren Otto Music Composition Fellow at The American Academy in Berlin.


April 24 - 17:30pm
21st century compositions for cello and contrabass
George Cremaschi - Juho Laitinen


George Cremaschi
Matthew Goodheart: for bass

Juho Laitinen
Phill Niblock: FeedCorn Ear
Juho Laitinen: More or less predictable waveforms
Juho Laitinen: Zen for Bow
Juho Laitinen: Song for G

full information available HERE

entry fee 80,- K (students 60,- K)

Školská 28: Communication space at ul.
Školská 28, P–1 in courtyard – through passage
ph. +420 222 966 974

April 26 - 17:30pm
Pražský improviza?ní orchestr at Divadlo Kolowrat
PIO plays at the fabulous Divadlo Kolowrat with special guests Birgit Ulher and Gregory Büttner from Hamburg.

Pražský improviza?ní orchestr:

Michaela Antalová – perkuse, Jorge Boehringer – viola, George Cremaschi – kontrabas, Ji?í Durman – basklarinet, Ken Ganfield – elektronika, Matthew Goodheart – perkuse a elektronika, Peter Graham – piano, Michal Matejka – kytara, Ivan Palacký – hlas, Lucie Vítková – akordeon, Petr Vrba – trubka, Michal Zbo?il – elektronika

a hosté: Birgit Ulher – trubka, Gregory Büttner – laptop

Duo Birgit Ulher / Gregory Büttner

Birgit Ulher: trumpet, speaker, mutes
Gregory Büttner: computer, speaker

Gregory Büttner plays sounds from a computer through various small speaker, which Birgit Ulher uses as mutes for her trumpet. This way the trumpet sounds and the electroacoustic sounds are modulated by the acoustic resonance chamber of the trumpet. The trumpet functions here simultaneously as transmitter and a receiver.

Po?ádá Asociace Mlok za podpory Hlavního m?sta Prahy, Ministerstva kultury, a Goethe-Institut.

Divadlo Kolowrat
Ovocný Trh 6, Praha, Praha


Read the recent interview in Exberliner Magazine.