Matt Robertson is a south coast British artist living in west coast Canada. His last 3 studio albums have concentrated on blending the minimal concepts of ambient and techno with a larger orchestral scale, often adding old pianos and cell phone field recordings mutated into percussion sounds.
He works extensively as a musical director for artists such as Björk, Arca, and Anohni, most recently designing the musical playground for Arca’s Mutant;Faith shows at The Shed in New York.
He has performed at festivals in the Europe, North America and Asia, and while writing for various audio-visual art installation in the UK, his love of a sound-design and music crossover was born, and this is something that is carried forward with each release, along with a desire to make synthesised sound convey the emotion of more traditional instruments.
You can also hear his work on several film scores including ‘Steve Jobs’ for composer Daniel Pemberton and ‘The Hunt’ and ‘American Assasin’ for composer Steven Price. He is currently scoring the film ‘The New Corporation’ due to be released in 2020.
Growing up in a family listening to a healthy mixture of Jean-Michel Jarre and Jimmy Smith, Matt graduated from University of Surrey and began working at recording studios in London as a technician and session musician, learning how to fix, and later build, some of his own synths. Sessions at that time included work with The Streets, The Prodigy and Lamb, and later, orchestral arrangements for Dido and Bat for Lashes. Recent production work has included the Grammy nominated ‘Land of Gold’ for Anoushka Shankar, and synths on the Louise Burns release ‘Portraits’. 2018 saw the release of his third album Entology, from which a track was licenced for the Netflix show ‘The Innocents’.