Kaffe Matthews has been making and performing new music via all kinds of digital gadgetry internationally for fifteen years. She is now most known for her live sampling performances of events and places in real time and the collective project “music for bodies” which makes sonic furniture and music to feel rather than just listen to.
Recent works include ‘The Marvelo Project, (2008)’, a Folkestone Triennial commission, which enabled visitors to cycle their own path through the work from specially made GPS linked stereo bicycles, and ‘Fathers (2009)’, an audiovisual opera with the Lappetites, just premiered HKW, Berlin. Currently she is working with the Gluts to make the musical performance Café Carbon for the Copenhagen climate summit, and ‘Symphony Hammerhead’, an ambitious collaboration with shark scientists to make an audio visual work for 2011, after a recent Gulbenkian Galapagos Islands residency.
Her 2004 collaboration Weightless Animals was awarded a BAFTA, she received a NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship in 2005 and an Award of Distinction, Prix Ars Electronica 2006 for the work Sonic Bed London. In 2006 she was made an Honorary Professor of Music, Shanghai Music Conservatory and in 2009 a patron of the Galapagos Conservation Trust shark project. Her stereo solo works are available through annetteworks.com
Kaffe Matthew’s event ‘in clean air we fly‘ was the inaugural Invisible Dust event, showcased in December 2009 in Gillett Square Dalston.
Image: Kaffe Matthews. ‘in clean air we fly’, 2009. Image © Christoph Ferstad.