Matthew Ostrowski presents Monograph, a new work for voices and electronics. Incorporating material ranging from Icelandic sagas to New Orleans blues, 18th-century science experiments, and 19th-century French newspaper filler, Monograph is a reflection through a shattered mirror of arbitrary outcomes and quotidian misfortune.
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski is a composer, performer, and installation artist. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials—sonic, physical, and cultural—Ostrowski explores the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. Engaged with tropes of interruption and flux, his works function as environments in a constant state of change, exploring the process of consciousness in its constant state of collision with the world.
His work includes live digital solo and ensemble improvisation, multichannel fixed-media electronic compositions, and algorithmically-generated installation pieces for video, multichannel sound, and robotically-controlled objects.
Photo: Reuben Radding