Holland's Vital Weekly called Matt
Weston "a true innovator."
Feminist Review described
Weston's music as "visceral and staggering."
Foxy Digitalis called
his work “exquisitely-crafted...multitracked
digital orchestration.” And Vital Weekly wrote, “Weston opens a new
dimension to percussion-oriented music.”
The Italian webzine Kathodik
called Weston "one of the more important talents you can find in
the world today."
Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed
throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He has appeared on CNN,
VH1, and CBS TV.
He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill
Callahan/Smog, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul
Flaherty, Charles Gayle,
Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex-Destroy All
Monsters), Roger Miller
(Mission of Burma), Jim O’Rourke,
Jeff Parker, Jack Wright, and many others.
His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the
Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About
Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish.
His solo works have garnered international acclaim, as have his
recordings with Barn
He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World
Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels. He
currently records for his own 7272Music
In addition to his solo work, Weston is currently a member of the
Brooks Ensemble V; and Arc Pair
with drummer Amanda Kraus.
past performances include:
-Music/Dance Performance Workshop, School of New Dance
Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (as a member of the Arthur
Brooks Ensemble V)
-extended collaboration with the Rotterdam Improvisers Pool (as a
member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)
-Three Days In October festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks
Ensemble V), Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the October
Revolution in Jazz
-Vision Festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)
-Autumn Uprising Festival (as a member of Barn Owl)
-High Zero festival
-appearances at the Knitting Factory, NYC; the Riviera Theater,
Chicago; O42, Nijmegen, the Netherlands