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.


November 7 - CNMAT, UC Berkeley- 8pm
Tim Hodgkinson, with Ken Ueno and Matthew Goodheart

Tim Hodgkinson—clarinets, guitar
Ken Ueno—vocals
Matthew Goodheart—piano and metal percussion

Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)
1759 Arch St., Berkeley, CA


November 23 - Old First Church - 3:30pm
Turns of Centuries
Monica Scott, cello; Hadley McCarroll, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano
Matthew Goodheart *world premiere* for piano and cello(s)
    for piano, cello, and electroacoustics
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op. 102/2 in D Major

Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento St.
San Francisco CA


Read the recent interview in Exberliner Magazine.