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Matt Davignon

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Biography:

Matt Davignon is an experimental musician living in Oakland, California, best known for combining drum machine with a variety of electronic processing devices to create an expressive, organic-sounding synthesizer. His distinctive sound palette is informed not only by past experience with field recordings, household objects, prepared instruments and live sound collage, but also his love of psychedelic and space music. In addition to his solo work, Matt frequently collaborates with other improvisers. He manipulates speech recordings by tape in CD in the duo Oa, with Hugh Behm-Steinberg. He was also a member of the improvising avant-rock quartet Tiny Owl (http://tinyowl.bandcamp.com),

He's also a well-known contributor to the San Francisco Bay Area experimental music community, arranging concerts for other musicians, hosting a podcast called "The World of Wonder", and occasionally pointing arrows to other musical spots of interest in blog at http://ribosomemusic.tumblr.com
http://mattdavignon.bandcamp.com



CD's:
The 3am Music (2013)
Living Things (2010)
SoftWetFish (2006)
Bwoo (2005)
Music at 1/2 Speed (2004)
The Dirt Album (With Rafter Roberts) (1996)

EP's:
Yellow (2004)
Charcoal (2003)


"fragile and gorgeous and stubbornly weird"
--San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Davignon coaxes a shifting, kaleidoscopic ecosystem from his chosen black box"
--The Wire





Email: mattdavignon@gmail.com

Upcoming Events:

El Siam / Living Lodge

Between Peralta and Campbell on 8th st West Oakland

Tuesday, Apr 22 2014 9:00 PM

Piotr Kurek – born in 1978 in Poland – is a musician, composer and enthusiast collector of instruments and vintage studio equipment. He is the author of numerous pieces for theatre and contemporary dance performances. In the late 1990s he was the co-founder of the electronic group Ślepcy and since then he's been releasing music for various record labels and has participated in international theatre and music festivals.

http://piotrkurek.bandcamp.com/album/edena

The Pleasure Class
(Used to be called the Neighborhood, last seen opening for 3 Day Stubble at Life Changing Ministries - should be a reminiscent evening!)

Matt Davignon is an experimental musician living in Oakland, California, best known for combining drum machine with a variety of electronic processing devices to create an expressive, organic-sounding synthesizer. His distinctive sound palette is informed not only by past experience with field recordings, household objects, prepared instruments and live sound collage, but also his love of psychedelic and space music.

http://mattdavignon.bandcamp.com/

Shane Myrbeck & Emily Shisko
Shane A. Myrbeck is a sound artist, composer and acoustician living in San Francisco. He operates in a variety of sonic contexts, including installation design, composition, architectural acoustics consulting, music performance, lecturing and sound recording. Shane’s work explores the visceral and immersive nature of sound through spatial audio display, architectural form and multi-sensory phenomena.

Emily Shisko is a San Francisco based composer, performer and teacher. Her most current works live in the intersection between traditional compositional methods and experimental and electronic performance and installation practices.

Presenting "SEER"
http://vimeo.com/54105777


CDs on which Matt Davignon appears:

ArtistTitleLabelNumber
muckrocPax RecordingsPR90272
The AbstractionsNovo NavigatioPax RecordingsPR90275/EDT4027