At U.C.L.A., Matthew minored in music. He studied music theory, film scoring and ethnomusicology. While in college he became interested in world music - music indigenous to different cultures around the world.
Matthew's original keyboard music has evolved into a blend of classical, folk and world music - a style popularly called "new age" music. His music has been described as transcendental, lyrical, mystical, ethereal, passionate, and romantic.
Matt's long-awaited debut CD, "Dawn of a New Day," was released February 1, 2004. This album is an excellent example of true minimalism with a masterful use of space and sound. "Dawn of a New Day" is solo keyboard with no overdubs or layering. The artist's original musical compositions cover the new age spectrum from the classically influenced "Dawn of a New Day," and "Canon in G," to the Native American inspired "West of Eden."
Matt's musical style has been compared to the instrumental
works of artists such as Enya and David Lanz.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Dawn of a New Day
2. Dance of the Angels
3. Distant Thunder
4. Clouds Over Ireland
6. The Garden
8. 23rd Street
9. Winter Song
10. Canon in G
11. One Way Street
12. Memories of Kyoto
13. West of Eden