Matthew Wiggins is a composer based in Kalamazoo, Michigan whose music explores dark and mystic themes by incorporating intense, loud, and extreme dissonances and harmonies with complex textures and rhythms. His aim is to explore subjects such as mental health and the queer experience. Presently, he almost exclusively uses live electronics incorporating both sounds and visuals.
Matthew’s recent performances have been at 2021 SCI National Conference, 2021 Charlotte New Music Festival, and the 2021 International Computer Music Conference. Recent festivals include the 2021 SPLICE Institute and Charlotte New Music Festival.
Matthew is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Composition at Western Michigan University where he is currently studying with Christopher Biggs. Matthew has also received a BM from the University of North Texas where his teachers included Sungji Hong, Joseph Klein, and Panayiotis Kokoras. Current projects include his Master's thesis which will involve live improvisation with gyroscopic accelerometer sensors on the hands examining his autism and how that affects his communication.