Matt Robidoux is a San Francisco based composer, improviser, and community organizer interested in the interstices of movement and sound, accessibility within contemporary music and the communicative capacities of sonic energy.
In 2017 Matt 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, Robidoux 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.
Matt has worked with Eclipse Quartet, Henry Kaiser, Maggi Payne, William Winant, Jaap Blonk, Stuart Dempster, Laura Steenberge, Sunburned Hand of the Man, gabby fluke-mogul, Anla Courtis (Reynols), Elizabeth Millar, Craig Pedersen, J Mascis, and TONED.
They hold a MA in music composition from Mills College, where they studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, Laetitia Sonami, John Bischoff, James Fei, David Bernstein, and Daniel Schmidt. Their scholarly work is scheduled to be published as a chapter in Improvising across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument via University of Michigan Press in 2022.
Matt has performed throughout North America and Europe and has work available on Already Dead Records and Tapes, Null Zone, Crash Symbols, Feeding Tube Records, Mystra, Exploding In Sound, Ydlmier, and Carpark Records.