Matthew Ariaratnam, Emerge on Main, AMOT 2019

Matthew Ariaratnam

When he composes, he’s thinking as much about sound’s function in the world as he is about note placement, and he brings an improvisational aesthetic to his work that is also a reflection of how he navigates life itself.

Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight

Matthew Ariaratnam is an interdisciplinary sound artist, composer, guitarist, and listener based in Vancouver, BC. He creates sensory walks, writes dumbpop and chamber music, and frequently collaborates with choreographers, visual artists, and theatre-makers. Recent projects and commissions include Impermanence (as dumbpop), Isolation Commission (Little Chamber Music Society), Altar :=: Source (Music on Main), kiitos, äiti (Thin Edge New Music Collective), and How long will these sounds sound? (Artist-in-Residence, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture). Matthew’s work has been heard in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. He has an MFA from Simon Fraser University and a BMus in Music Composition from Wilfrid Laurier University.


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