March 29, 2017

Matthew Sansom

Matthew James Sanson

Matthew Sansom is an artist and researcher working across a variety of media and contexts – including sound, video, sculpture, installation, performance, and musical composition. He holds a doctorate in free improvisation and after leading Creative Music Technology at the University of Surrey, UK, for 12 years is now Professor of Music at Sunway University, KL, Malaysia. His principal concerns are with the philosophy and aesthetics of improvisation and creative process, across both theory and practice.

His work has been exhibited and performed internationally, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, National Theatre of Prague, Victoria & Albert Museum, ICA (London), CCA (Glasgow), t-u-b-e galerie (Munich), Korean Institute of Culture, Ely Cathedral, St Paul Street Gallery (Auckland). Commissions have included sound-based sculptural installations for Liverpool City Council and an audiovisual work for the Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai. He has received Arts & Humanities Research Council funding to explore environmental participatory sound art and music as a member of the Landscape Quartet, which has held residencies, exhibited work and performed in the UK, Sweden and Vietnam.