Matt Spendlove is an electronic musician and multimedia artist. His work operates at the intersection of art, technology and network culture, incorporating low frequency vibration, hacked code and optisonic experiments. He combines a preoccupation with emergent behaviour, rule based repetition and chaotic systems with an ability to shape dubbed out, cracked and reductive sonics into audible geometric form. Through textured intricate production, his releases, installations and live sets bring corporeal presence carved out with a minimalist’s scalpel.
Through his company Cenatus, he co-directed the Netaudio London digital arts festival between 2006 and 2011, is an associate director on London’s Unconscious Archives sound art and new media series and festival and produced numerous events whilst resident at the Apiary Studios arts hub between 2009 and 2018. Matt’s long-term work in composing and engineering new electronic music and designing innovative digital audiovisual experiences have included international solo and collaborative commissions.
Productions, exhibitions and performances have included Melbourne International Film Festival (AU), BBC Research & Development (UK), The Roundhouse (UK), Club Transmediale (DE), South London Gallery (UK), Sound and Music (UK), Future Everything (UK), Mutek Festival (CA), Serralves Museum (PT), Cafe OTO (UK), Digital Culture Centre (MX), Contemporary Art Madrid/CA2M (ES), Unsound (PL), Museum of Transitory Art (SI), High Zero Festival (US), E-FEST (TN), Tyneside Cinema (UK) and the SHAPE Platform (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe).