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Matt Gilbert

Stone Mountain, GA      

Matt Gilbert is a visual and sound artist that often collaborates with composers and musicians. Matt Gilbert began studying visual art in high school at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. He received a BFA in graphic design from Art Center College of Design, which he complemented with studies in media design, computer science, and math, both at Art Center and through classes and a fellowship at Caltech. Matt then completed some post-graduate work in Digital Media at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. While living in Atlanta, Matt developed a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative art and design practice that included interactive electronics, video, animation, sound installation, web development, crochet, papercraft, and other media. In 2015, Matt received his MFA from UC Davis in Studio Art, where his emphasis was on kinetic sculpture and collaborations with PhD students in music composition.

Grottes d’Arcy-sur-Cure

The Grottes d’Arcy-sur-Cure are caves in France with prehistoric cave paintings. Some archeologists believe the paintings were located in parts of the cave with particularly interesting acoustics. Here we explore the acoustics of these caves, in conjunction with phonetic elements from language. A collaboration with Gabriel Bolaños and Prof. Jonathan Abel from CCRMA, with material support from Marcus Noisternig and the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces group at IRCAM. Performed by the UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, with conductor Will Cooper.

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The Comparative Anatomy of Angels

A series of kinetic sculptures with motors and string, exploring subtle movements evocative of microscopic organisms and macroscopic systems. (More info here: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/making-moving-art )

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(Silent.) Experimental stop-motion animation. First presented at the Center for New Music’s event, Soundings 3.3, with Del Sol String Quartet.

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