The pairing of M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, AKA Matmos, are set to play the most advanced sonic space on the island, the Sonic Lab, at QUB's Sonic Arts Research Centre, on June 7.
Currently based in Baltimore, the duo formed in San Francisco in the mid 1990s, and self-released their debut album in 1997. Marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly unusual sound sources and high concept ideas.
Since their debut, Matmos have released over nine albums, and collaborated with some of the most respected artists working today including Bjork, Antony/Anohni, So Percussion, Terry Riley, The Kronos Quartet, David Tibet, the Rachel’s, Lesser, Wobbly, Zeena Parkins, and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra. Matmos have also collaborated with a wide range of artists across disciplines, from the visual artist Daria Martin to the playwright Young Jean Lee to Berlin-based choreographer Ayman Harper. Their most recent release, Ultimate Care II, was recorded in the basement studio of their home in Baltimore, and is constructed entirely out of the sounds generated by a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine.
Tickets are available from Moving On Music. Doors open at 8pm.