Matthew Ariaratnam is a composer, improviser, guitarist, and music educator. His music and research focuses on listening, field recordings, sonic textures, graphic/alternative scoring, prepared instruments, electroacoustic music, relational aesthetics, musicking, and song-writing.
As a collaborator, Matthew has created sound design for dance, theatre, and video installations. He has been involved in the projects: co.crea.tive, dumbpop, waylaid, organic strategies, sweet pieces, code of silence, furry n@vel, and mice bards. His music has been heard nationally on CBC radio and internationally.
Matthew has a Bachelor Degree in Music Composition from Wilfrid Laurier University where he studied with Peter Hatch, Linda Catlin Smith, Glenn Buhr, and Terry McKenna. He is currently at Simon Fraser University, in the Master of Fine Arts Program, where he works as a teaching assistant and studies with composer, Arne Eigenfeldt, and visual artist, Jin-me Yoon.
In his spare time, he co-produces and hosts the show RE:composition on Vancouver Co-op Radio. He can often be found with his head in the clouds, nose in a book, or ears tuned into a new soundscape.