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Matthew Golombisky is/was an active bassist, composer, ears&eyes Records director/founder, conductor (Tomorrow Music Orchestra, IfCM, Creer Es Crear), educator (Creer Es Crear, SSiiDS, IfCM, Hilldale School, SPACE), improviser, curriculum developer (SPACE, Mynah Music, IfCM, Creer Es Crear), arranger, orchestrator, sound designer, stage manager/production (Pitchfork Music Festival, Hideout Block Party, The Swell Season, Peter, Bjørn & John), radio DJ/producer (WNUR 89.3FM), organizer/presenter (Blank Tape Series, ears&eyes Festival), ideator (Clorox), and musical theatre writer & director (Bizzo!).

Matthew has lived and been active in music, festival, and film scenes in the Bay Area CA, Chicago, New Orleans, Buenos Aires, New York state, and Asheville NC, as well as toured the USA and Europe with bands such as IfCM, NOMO, Zing!, Jhelisa, GKduo, WATIV, QMRplus, more. He also directs the independent record label ears&eyes Records, which represents bands such as Beveled, Caroline Davis Quartet, Quintopus, Silences Sumire, Maurice, Zing!, Pedway, James Davis Quintet, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, Algernon, among others and curated an annual music/arts/film festival under the same name.

His undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville led to a B.A. in Jazz Studies/Bass Performance with an emphasis on 20th Century Classical music & theory and graduate studies to a M.M. in Composition from the University of New Orleans after a brief stint at Northwestern University after Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in August 2005.

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“Montana Fix, from the Gunnelpumpers [is] instrumental music of the highest order...the record is intense, moody, introspective, groovy, transcendent, atmospheric, mind-expanding... a great collection of grooves that roam across the sonic horizon...the collective vibe of this group is stunning...inspired!”, says review.

“...each and every second is interesting and provocative,” says review on Montana Fix.

Bill Meyer (Chicago Reader) on The Spirit at Bell’s: “Golombisky and Daniel Thatcher, are equally essential to the album's novel sound. The two double bassists fill the space between Robinson's adroit, graceful maneuvers and Bennington's loose grooves and colorful fills with a rich assortment of tightly woven walking lines, darting solo forays, and out-of-tempo strums.” (full review)

“ the brainchild of bassist, composer and conductor Matthew Golombisky, TMO (as they’re known)..

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Albums by Matthew Golombisky

Album Volume 3 by Matthew Golombisky

Volume 3

ears&eyes Records

Album Gustav 29 Hanna Concerto feat. Helen Gillet by Matthew Golombisky

Gustav 29 Hanna...

ears&eyes Records



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