Matt Robidoux is a San Francisco based composer / improviser interested in accessibility within contemporary music and the communicative capacities of musical improvisation. In 2017 he established the Adaptive Instrument Ensemble (AIE), a community based practice focused on expanding the improvising community across abilities, demographics, and geographies. Beginning with a pilot workshop in 2019, he founded the Prepared Guitar Ensemble in collaboration with Creativity Explored, a studio-based collective that partners with people with developmental disabilities to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us.
He has worked with Eclipse Quartet, Henry Kaiser, Maggi Payne, William Winant, Jaap Blonk, David Behrman, Stuart Dempster, Laura Steenberge, Wendy Reid, Sunburned Hand of the Man, gabby fluke-mogul, Elizabeth Millar/Craig Pedersen (Sound of the Mountain), J Mascis, TONED, Wendy Eisenberg, and Alan Courtis. His scholarly work is scheduled to be published as a chapter in "Improvising across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument" book on University of Michigan Press in 2021.
He holds a MA in music composition from Mills College, where he studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, Laetitia Sonami, John Bischoff, James Fei, David Bernstein, and Daniel Schmidt.
current projects include:
he's performed throughout North America and Europe and has work available on Null Zone, Crash Symbols, Feeding Tube Records, Mystra, Exploding In Sound, Ydlmier, and Carpark Records.