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.


September 6 - Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College - 8pm

David Wessel:
Mis en Place—Improvisations
David Wessel—Slabs interface for live electronics
Matthew Goodheart—keyboards and excited metal percussion
James Fei—reeds and electronics
Nils Bultmann—viola

gal*in_dog aka Guillermo Galindo:
Neuro-sonic Healing (third revision) (2013)

Maggi Payne:
Black Ice (2014)

John Bischoff:
Visibility Study I

Mills Website, with link to ticket purchase


November 7 - 17:30pm
Tim Hodgkinson, with Ken Ueno, Matthew Goodheart, and David Wessel,
Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)
1759 Arch St., Berkeley, CA


Read the recent interview in Exberliner Magazine.