I love living in a place where things happen:
From November 17-22, Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt, a
composing-performing duo who call themselves MATMOS, will be in
residence at Harvard under the auspices of Learning From Performers.
Based in San Francisco, MATMOS’s diverse output combines musique
concrete, field recordings, live instrumentation, and electronic
manipulation which incorporates phrases and sampling of both their own
and others’ source material. The duo’s biggest claim to fame is their
association with singer-composer Björk, who engaged them to open for
and play back-up on her “Vespertine” tour last spring.
Matmos has released several CDs; their most recent, “The Chance to Cut
is the Chance to Cure” on the Matador label, grew out of recordings
taken of surgical procedures (both Drew and Martin’s fathers are
Drew and Martin’s Harvard residency will begin with a
lecture-performance on Sunday, November 17, at 7 pm in Science Center
Hall B. (Admission is free and open to the general public.)