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.


March 20 - 10pm
MaerzMusik Festival - Portrait Concert
Reembodied Sound

A selection of recent compositions involving autonomous instruments and live performance, including Metal Work, Vexation Variations, for bass, and for piano and metal percussion.

Featuring bassist George Cremaschi

full information available HERE

Tickets available HERE

Am Wriezener Bahnhof 1, 10234 Berlin
S + DB Ostbahnhof / Bus 140, N40

Read the recent interview in Exberliner Magazine.