Performing professionally since age 17,
native San Franciscan Matthew Goodheart has gained an international reputation
as an improviser, composer, and sound artist. His work
has been performed throughout the US, Canada,
and Europe, and have been featured at the International Spectral Music
Festival, June in Buffalo, Klappsthulfest, and The
Illuminations New Music & Arts Festival, among many others. He has
been the recipient of the Nicola DiLorenzo Award, the
A.H. Miller Prize in Composition, the New Langton Arts Award, a William and
Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellowship, andthe 2014 Berlin Prize.
addition to numerous solo CDs, he has recorded as part of Zen Widow, the Glenn
Spearman Trio, the Marco Eneidi Creative Music
Orchestra, and Gino Robair’s “I, Norton: An Opera in Realtime.” He has performed with such luminaries as Wadada Leo Smith, Fred Frith,
Pauline Oliveros, Glenn Spearman, Gianni Gebbia, Vladimir Tarasov, and Jack
Wright, and works frequently with the new music ensemble sfSoundGroup.
He is the founder and curator of Evolving Door Music, and has lectured and taught
internationally, including Mills College, Eastman School of Music, Cal Arts,
the Music Conservatory of Coimbra in Portugal, and Istanbul Teknikal Univeristy. He is presently a candidate in advanced standing at the University of
California at Berkeley, where he will receivea Ph.D. in Music Composition in May of 2013.