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Matt Davignon
Drum Machine & electronically-modified sounds
Matt Davignon’s music is “fragile and gorgeous and stubbornly weird,” according to the SF Bay Guardian. He’s best known for combining drum machine and/or pre-recorded voices with a variety of electronic processing devices to create shifting layers of organic and expressive sounds. His music is inspired by field recordings, natural sound phenomena, irregular and imperfect rhythms, and psychedelic, drone and space music.

In addition to his solo work, Matt frequently collaborates with other improvisers. With Hugh Behm-Steinberg, he manipulates speech recordings in the band Oa ( He was also a member of the improvising avant-rock quartet Tiny Owl (

Official releases:
Workshop/live recordings/etc:
Podcast: The World of Wonder"
Blog of musical interests:

"Davignon coaxes a shifting, kaleidoscopic ecosystem from his chosen black box"
--The Wire
Contact information:
Email: mattdavignon (AT) gmail (DOT) com
CDs on which Matt Davignon appears:
The Abstractions Novo Navigatio
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Novo Navigatio
Label: Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
muck roc
Artist: muck
Title: roc
Label: Pax Recordings PR90272
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90272
Audio Samples: