Matt Lewis is a London-based musician and sound-artist, and an Associate Lecturer for BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design at London College of Communication.
Key areas of interest for Matt include the politics of sound, Foley, urbanism, notation and alternative methods of media distribution. His work is most often focused on particular physical sites, or around particular social issues, such as regeneration, disability and urban planning. A strong participatory and educational aspect to his work exists as an important counterpoint to his practice.
Matt has collaborated with dancers and choreographers, written music for film and theatre, produced a wide variety of sound installations, worked in performance art groups and is a member of the group From Honey to Ashes. He is a co-founder of the group Call & Response, who are the UK’s only dedicated independent sound art space and specialists in the production and curation of multi-channel sound exhibitions and performances.
He has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally in countries including Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Serbia and the USA, in festivals and venues such as Whitechapel Gallery, Café Oto, The Roundhouse, Diapason NYC, MK Gallery and Centro Cultural Sao Paulo. Commissions include 'Clandestine Airs' with Resonance FM and VOID, 'no such thing as empty space' in collaboration with deafblind charity Sense, 'Where is the Rustling Wood?' part of Metal Culture’s Harvest 15 with Studio Orta and 'Music for Hearing Aids' as part of Unannounced Acts of Publicness in Kings Cross.
From 2012-13 Matt was a Cocheme Fellow with AIR at Central St Martins, he has a PhD in Music from Goldsmiths and is currently a resident artist at Metal.
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