Matthew Wiggins (b. 1997) 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 dark and taboo subjects such as death, mental health, scientific discovery and its consequences, political oppression and discrimination, and the queer experience.
Matthew’s recent performances have been at 2020 SEAMUS Conference (online due to COVID-19) and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Recent festivals include the 2020 SPLICE Institute.
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. Professional affiliations include American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Society of Composers, Inc. (ASCAP) and Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS). Current projects include a piece for viola and live electronics.