Born: July 2, 1972 Primary Instrument: Percussion
A native of Chicago, and currently residing in upstate New York, Matt Weston has collaborated with: Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Le Quan Ninh, Bob Marsh, Ben Miller (ex- Destroy All Monsters), Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Jim O’Rourke, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Jack Wright, and many others. His live performances have set a new standard for solo percussion. He has performed at venues as varied as the 3000-seat Riviera Theater in Chicago, the School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and the Vision Festival in New York. He is a member of Barn Owl with Chris Cooper (Fat Worm Of Error) and Andy Crespo; and is a member of Thrillpillow with Plum Crane and Maggie Nowinski.
Feminist Review called Weston's 2008 album not to be taken away visceral and staggering.
Foxy Digitalis called his 2009 EP Seasick Blackout “an exquisitely-crafted work of multitracked digital orchestration.” And Vital Weekly wrote, “Weston opens a new dimension to percussion-oriented music.”
The Italian webzine Kathodik called Weston one of the more important talents you can find in the world today.