Dr John Matthias
Profiles

Dr John Matthias

Associate Professor (Reader) in Sonic Arts

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

Role

John Matthias is a musician, composer and academic. He is a Principal-Investigator in the 2014 £4.1 Million Euro EU Marie Curie ITN Grant ‘CogNovo’ which explores creativity and novelty in cognition and was Principal Investigator in the 2009 Wellcome Trust Grant ’24 Fragments’. He has also had funding from the Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK. He has contributed several book chapters co-authoring with Jane Grant and also written articles for several major Journals including Leonardo, the Leonardo Music Journal and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA (PNAS). In 2008, he won the UK PRS Foundation New Music Award (The 'Turner Prize' for music) with Jane Grant and Nick Ryan for the development of a huge sonic installation entitled 'The Fragmented Orchestra' which won an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2009. He has released four music albums; ‘Smalltown, Shining’(2001), ‘Stories from the Watercooler’ (2008), ‘Cortical Songs’ (2009) (with Nick Ryan), which includes remixes by Thom Yorke, Simon Tong and Jem Finer and ‘Geisterfahrer’ (2014). ‘Cortical Songs’ was voted one of the top ten classical albums of 2009 by Time Out (Chicago). John has also won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the Prix Italia. He has collaborated with many recording artists including Radiohead and Coldcut and has performed extensively internationally including at the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, The Pompidou Centre in Paris and at the Royal Opera House in London. He has recently been involved in collaborations with the Rambert Dance Company in London, artist, Stanley Donwood in San Francisco and artist, Jane Grant in their large scale sound work, ‘Fathom’. He is Associate Professor in Sonic Arts at Plymouth University, has a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from Exeter University and is Co-Director of the Art and Sound Research Cluster at Plymouth University.

 

 


Qualifications

Ph.D (Physics) Exeter University UK 1998

B.Sc Theoretical Physics (Class 1) Exeter University 1990

PG. Cert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Plymouth University) 2009

Professional membership

PRS

Research interests

Composition, Sound Installation, Collaborative Creativity, Complex Systems, Many-Body Systems

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Hilary Mullaney (Ph.D 2013)

Norbert Herbert (Ph.D 2010)

Alexis Kirke (Ph.D 2010)

Leandro Costalonga (Ph.D 2009)

Jaime Sequera (Ph.D 2012)

Noris Mohd Norowi (Ph.D 2013)

Mathew Emmett (Ph.D 2013)

Emma Whittaker (Ph.D 2016)

Grants & contracts

EU Marie Curie ITN Grant 'Cognovo' (PI) 4.2 Million Euros 2013

Village Green Records 2014 Recording and Publishing contract John Matthias and Jay Auborn 'Race to Zero' £10,000

River Tamar Project Jane Grant and John Matthias 'Fathom' Commission £15,000

Village Green Records 2013 Recording and Publishing Contract 'Geisterfahrer' John Matthias £10,000

Arts Council England 'Plasticity' Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan, Kin, BFI Southbank Installation at onedotzero 'Adventures in Motion' Festival 2011 £10,000

Bowers and Wilkins 'Plasticity' Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan, Kin, Technology Partner £8000 inkind

Erasmus (Exchange with Sabanci University Istanbul) NeuroArts at ISEA 2011 £2000

British Council Composers Abroad Grant (Ecstatic Music Festival New York) £440

UK Mathermatical Neuroscience Network (EPSRC) £5000 NeuroArts Conference Plymouth 2010 Jane Grant and John Matthias

Neurogranular Sampler Proof of Concept Grant (£12,950) (team leader) -with Jane Grant and Eduardo Miranda –partners; Kin Design, Nick Ryan, Radiohead -funded by University of Plymouth, HERDA, European Development Agency

24 Fragments (Wellcome Trust £30,000) with Jane Grant and Nick Ryan 2009

The Fragmented Orchestra PRS Foundation for New Music (£50,000) (with Jane Grant and Nick Ryan) 2008

The Fragmented Orchestra –Proof of Concept Grant (£3000) University of Plymouth –development of film/ Neuronal Music Technology for PRS New Music Award (with Jane Grant)

The Fragmented Orchestra –Equipment Grant, University of Plymouth Institute of Creative Industries (£4600) (with Jane Grant and Nick Ryan)

The Fragmented Orchestra –Evaluation/Publication Jane Grant, John Matthias and Nick Ryan, Arts Council of England (£5000)

The Boisterous Sea –David Prior and John Matthias funded by Thomas Jefferson Museum, Virginia USA/ Small Designs (USA)  (£10,000) 2008

3 album recording agreement  (under the recording artist’s name ‘John Matthias’ (Ninja Tune/ Counter Records Ltd) signed November 2005 (Approx £10,000 per album)

Cortical Songs Nonclassical Records/University of Plymouth commission and CD release, 2006-2008 (with Nick Ryan)

Cortical Songs (with Nick Ryan) Live performances in New York City/ SXSW festival (Austin Texas) USA March 2009 (PRS Foundation for New Music, British Music Abroad) £1500

Consultant to PI, Jane Grant (University of Plymouth) on AHRC Grant (Small Grants in the creative and performing arts) ‘Merging Neural Time patterns with the human voice’ May-October 2007 £20,000

Music publishing agreement with Westbury Music Ltd. (£10,000 advance) (October 2003)

1 album recording agreement with Accidental Records Ltd (under the recording artist’s name ‘John Matthias’) signed June 2000

Creative practice & artistic projects

Albums 


'Geisterfahrer' John Matthias (2014) Village Green Records VGD012

‘Stories from the Watercooler’ John Matthias 2008 Counter Records (Ninja Tune) COUNTCD014

‘Cortical Songs’ John Matthias and Nick Ryan (Solo Violin, John Matthias) with remixes by Thom Yorke, Jem Finer, Simon Tong, Marcus Coates, David Prior, Andrew Prior, Marcas Lancaster, Dominic Murcott, Neil Grant, Gabriel Prokofiev, John Maclean Nonclassical Records, London 2008 Naxos (USA) 2009
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‘Three degrees Colder’ Film Soundtrack Corker/ Conboy feat. John Matthias (solo violin) with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (Blue Eyes Music) March 2006

'Smalltown, Shining' John Matthias 2001 Accidental Records (Lifelike LL12)


Installations/ Galleries

'Among Remote Lost Objects' Tabatha Andrews -Installation with music written by John Matthias with singer Victoria Oruwari ROOM Artspace London 2015

'Fathom' Documentary Film Jane Grant and John Matthias (2015) in 'It Sounds Like Art' Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul 2014

'Fathom' Jane Grant and John Matthias (2013) Royal William Yard, Plymouth -Commissioned by the River Tamar Project

'Plasticity' Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan and Kin BFI Southbank, London onedotzero 'Adventures in Motion' Festival 2011

'Ghost' Jane Grant 2011 (Producer/ Software direction, John Matthias) Maksem Cumhuryiet Gallery, Taksim Square, Istanbul ISEA Istanbul/ 12th Istanbul Biennial. In partnership with Bowers and Wilkins/ Cycling '74

'Ten Mile Bank' John Matthias and Andrew Prior in 'Specimen' Exhibition Yuko Shiraishi, Shigeru Tokota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2011

'The Overnormalizer' Stanley Donwood and John Matthias (sound installation) in 'Over Normal' Fifty24SF Gallery San Francisco USA 2010

24 Fragments: 24 distributed performances (music and science) on the 24 sites of The Fragmented Orchestra, 21st February 2009 including distributed performances from Prof Mark d’inverno, SARC Research Centre Belfast, Ralph Hoyte (Bristol), Simon Tong, Adem, John Matthias and Nick Ryan, Jane Grant, Dr Magnus Richardson, Paul Broks and others.

‘The Fragmented Orchestra’ Jane Grant, John Matthias and Nick Ryan, FACT, Liverpool and 24 sites across the UK (including National Portrait Gallery, London, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, The Roundhouse, London, University of Birmingham, Barber Institute, Hidden Gardens at Tramway Gallery, Glasgow) December 11th 2008-February 22nd 2009

‘The Boisterous Sea’ David Prior and John Matthias +Small Designs, Thomas Jefferson Museum, Virginia, USA Spring 2009-

‘Untitled (Room)’ Jane Grant and John Matthias, Sonic Arts Network Expo 2007, Plymouth UK

‘Oxford/Universe’ John Matthias and Andrew Prior – ‘O-maps’ exhibition invited/selected by Jem Finer at Modern Art, Oxford June 2005

'Bud' Anna Lucas, John Matthias Music/Sound Design, commissioned by artist Anna Lucas, March 2003-Spike Island Bristol (funded by Picture This/Spike Island)


Film/ TV Scores

'Broadmead -The Movie' Stanley Donwood and Matt Consume -score written and performed by John Matthias and Jay Auborn -International Festival of Apathy, Bristol 2016 Centrespace Gallery Bristol

'Poor Boy' Directed by Robert Scott Wildes, Additional Music written and performed by John Matthias and Jay Aunorn Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016

'The Village' BBC Television Drama Composition of title music and selected cues for Series John Matthias
2013.

'The Domino Effect' Directed by Paula Van de Oest, sound track includes commissioned track 'Cross My Mind' by John Matthias, Premiered at Netherlands Film Festival 2012

‘Pelican Blood’ (Feature Film) Directed by Karl Golden, soundtrack includes ‘Blind Lead the Blind’ and ‘Spinnaker’ by John Matthias. Released December 2009

‘Out of Time’ (Straight 8 film) Directed by Duncan Wellaway, Music by Adrian Corker and John Matthias –premiered at Cannes International Film Festival 2009, also shown at ‘Rushes Soho Shorts’ Curzon Cinema, London 2009

'The Hamburg Cell' Inner Circle Pictures August 2004 (Dir. Antonia Bird) Premiered at Edinburgh International Film festival 2004 (Co-composer/Performer/Orchestrator) with Adrian Corker and Paul Conboy (Shortlisted for an International EMMY 2005)

‘Three degrees Colder’ (Dir. Florian Hoffmeister) Corker/Conboy June 2005 Premiered at Locarno International Film Festival (Winner of Silver Leopard Medal) John Matthias (improvised solo violin) with the Nuremberg symphony orchestra

‘Stuck’ Dir. Harmony Korine –Music by John Matthias and David Prior (TV Advertisement) 2007-2008


Other Commissioned Music Works

'Black Horse Drove' written by John Matthias, comissioned by the London Sinfonietta for Sinfonietta Shorts 2010. Premiered by London Sinfonietta, King's Place London 2010

'What Happens' written and performed by John Matthias, Adrian Corker and Andrew Prior, performed at King's Place London 2010 and Ecstatic Music Festival NYC 2011


Scores for Contemporary Dance Works

'Eden' Company Chameleon, Choregraphed by Jonathan Goddard and Gemma Nixon, Music written by John Matthias and Andrew Prior Performances at The Lowry Theatra, Manchester, Deda Derby, Arts Centre at Edge Hill, Ormskirk, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, Falmouth University, Penryn, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

'Fitcher's Bird' Rambert Dance Company, Choreographed by Jonathan Goddard and Gemma Nixon, Music written and recorded by John Matthias and Nick Ryan. Performed at The Place, London, Solo Violin, Thomas Gould.

E.Ps and SIngles

‘Blind’ e.p John Matthias Counter/ Ninja Tune 5th April 2008 COUNTCD013

‘Man in a garage’ Coldcut (feat. John Matthias) single (Ninja Tune) Jan 2006 Ninja Tune

'John Matthias is the Insurance Man' John Matthias, November 2002 (12" ep) Accidental Records (Lifelike LL13)

‘All the time in the world’ John Matthias, August 2001, Accidental Records Ltd.

'Fake Plastic Trees' Radiohead 1995 (all violins and viola parts) Parlophone –number 2 in UK singles charts. 

Tracks on albums

'Intro, Airborne, Travelling', 'Nairobi/ Köln','Offices at Night' Ellis Island Sound John Matthias vocals/ co-writer Village Green Records 2014

‘Stockwell Road’ John Matthias on ‘Strike’ (Counter Records Compilation) October 2009

‘Evermore’ John Matthias on ‘You don’t know’ Ninja Tune Compilation ZENCD150 Feb 2008

‘Man in a garage’ Coldcut (feat. John Matthias) from ‘Sound Mirrors’ (Ninja Tune) Jan 2006

‘Colours the Soul’ Coldcut from ‘Sound Mirrors’ (violin/ string arrangement) (Ninja tune) Jan 2006

‘You’re unknown to me’ Herbert, from 'Bodily Functions' July 2002 Studio K7! (Violin)

'Fake Plastic Trees' Radiohead The Bends 1995 (all violin and viola parts) Parlophone 
(number 2 in UK album charts, sold 3 million copies worldwide (voted number 22 in UK Channel 4 poll 2002 100 best albums of all time)

‘(nice dream)’ Radiohead The Bends 1995 (all violin and viola parts) Parlophone
(number 2 in UK album charts, sold 3 million copies worldwide (voted number 22 in UK Channel 4 poll 2002 100 best albums of all time)

‘Three Chord Trick' John Matthias, Uncut Magazine Gatefold CD (Europe) March 2002 

'All the time in the world' John Matthias, from ‘Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps’ Jockey Slut Magazine Gatefold CD (Europe) December 2003 

‘All the time in the World’ John Matthias on ‘You Are Here’ Accidental Records Compilation 2003


Remixes

John Richards/ Genia Suite for Piano and Electronics (Derailer remix) Nonclassical Records Jan 2007

Corker/Conboy ‘Radiant Idiot’ (Derailer Remix) on ‘Six for five’ e.p Vertical Form records 2005

Selected Live Performances

Nov 2014           'Gesterfahrer' John Matthias Faber Social, London
Jan 2011            'What Happens' Ecstatic Music Festival New York City USA
Mar 2009           ‘Cortical Songs’ The Tap Room, Austin, Texas at SXSW Festival.
Mar 2009           ‘Cortical Songs’ Le Poisson Rouge, New York City  (Wordless Music Series)
Mar 2009           Solo performance, The Living Room, New York City
Nov 2008           ‘Cortical Songs’ St. Martin-In-the-fields, London
Oct 2008            ‘Watercooler’ –John Matthias (band) and Cortical Songs, Bush Hall, London
Feb 2007           ‘Cortical Songs’ (John Matthias and Nick Ryan) Solo violin with Ten-Tors Orchestra, St Andrew’s                                    Church, Plymouth, Voices II Festival.
Feb 2006            Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (with Coldcut)
Dec 2005           Transmusicalles Festival, Rennes, France (with Coldcut)
Sept 2004          John Matthias, Union Chapel, London (Accidental Powercut)
Feb  2002          John Matthias La Scene, Paris
Mar 2002           John Matthias Grande Salle, Pompidou Center, Paris (supporting Matthew Herbert)

Selected Radio and television Performances, Interviews and Broadcasts

BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' Live Performance John Matthias February 3rd 2014
WDR3 Ton Art Germany -Feature and Interview 'Geisterfahrer' February 2014
WQXR (New York City) Live Broadcast and recording of 'What Happens' John Matthias, Adrian Corker and Andrew Prior
BBC6 Music Nemone Show, Interview, John Matthias -24 Fragments
BBC Radio 3 Music Matters ‘Brain Music’ –Feature/ Interview ‘The Fragmented Orchestra’
BBC Radio 1 Gilles Peterson Live in session, BBC Maida Vale, John Matthias August 2008
BBC Radio 4 ‘Loose Ends’ John Matthias live performance May 2008
BBC Radio 4 ‘The Today Programme’ April 22nd 2008 The Fragmented Orchestra
BBC Radio 2 ‘Janice Long’ Live session with Coldcut Feb 21st 2006
BBC6music (Gideon Coe show) Coldcut ‘Man in a Garage’ Live Session with Coldcut (Jan 2006)
Canal Plus TV (France) ‘Album de la Semaine’ with Coldcut Jan 2006
'Oui Fm' (Paris) Live Recording and Broadcast of Concert at La Scéne, Paris (John Matthias +full band) November 2001 
BBC Radio 1 Ross Allen (Broadcast of 'Moneybox' March 2003)
BBC Radio 3 'Mixing It' Broadcast of 'The Fire Engine' March 2002
Live session on 'The Selector' (British Council Worldwide radio station) September 2001

Research groups

  • art + sound
  • AZTEC (Art, Science, Technology Research Consortium)
  • Centre for Media, Art & Design Research (MADr)
  • i-DAT (Institute of Digital Art & Technology)

Albums 


'Geisterfahrer' John Matthias (2014) Village Green Records VGD012

‘Stories from the Watercooler’ John Matthias 2008 Counter Records (Ninja Tune) COUNTCD014

‘Cortical Songs’ John Matthias and Nick Ryan (Solo Violin, John Matthias) with remixes by Thom Yorke, Jem Finer, Simon Tong, Marcus Coates, David Prior, Andrew Prior, Marcas Lancaster, Dominic Murcott, Neil Grant, Gabriel Prokofiev, John Maclean Nonclassical Records, London 2008 Naxos (USA) 2009
NONCLSS004

‘Three degrees Colder’ Film Soundtrack Corker/ Conboy feat. John Matthias (solo violin) with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (Blue Eyes Music) March 2006

'Smalltown, Shining' John Matthias 2001 Accidental Records (Lifelike LL12)


Installations/ Galleries

'Among Remote Lost Objects' Tabatha Andrews -Installation with music written by John Matthias with singer Victoria Oruwari ROOM Artspace London 2015

'Fathom' Documentary Film Jane Grant and John Matthias (2015) in 'It Sounds Like Art' Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul 2014

'Fathom' Jane Grant and John Matthias (2013) Royal William Yard, Plymouth -Commissioned by the River Tamar Project

'Plasticity' Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan and Kin BFI Southbank, London onedotzero 'Adventures in Motion' Festival 2011

'Ghost' Jane Grant 2011 (Producer/ Software direction, John Matthias) Maksem Cumhuryiet Gallery, Taksim Square, Istanbul ISEA Istanbul/ 12th Istanbul Biennial. In partnership with Bowers and Wilkins/ Cycling '74

'Ten Mile Bank' John Matthias and Andrew Prior in 'Specimen' Exhibition Yuko Shiraishi, Shigeru Tokota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2011

'The Overnormalizer' Stanley Donwood and John Matthias (sound installation) in 'Over Normal' Fifty24SF Gallery San Francisco USA 2010

24 Fragments: 24 distributed performances (music and science) on the 24 sites of The Fragmented Orchestra, 21st February 2009 including distributed performances from Prof Mark d’inverno, SARC Research Centre Belfast, Ralph Hoyte (Bristol), Simon Tong, Adem, John Matthias and Nick Ryan, Jane Grant, Dr Magnus Richardson, Paul Broks and others.

‘The Fragmented Orchestra’ Jane Grant, John Matthias and Nick Ryan, FACT, Liverpool and 24 sites across the UK (including National Portrait Gallery, London, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, The Roundhouse, London, University of Birmingham, Barber Institute, Hidden Gardens at Tramway Gallery, Glasgow) December 11th 2008-February 22nd 2009

‘The Boisterous Sea’ David Prior and John Matthias +Small Designs, Thomas Jefferson Museum, Virginia, USA Spring 2009-

‘Untitled (Room)’ Jane Grant and John Matthias, Sonic Arts Network Expo 2007, Plymouth UK

‘Oxford/Universe’ John Matthias and Andrew Prior – ‘O-maps’ exhibition invited/selected by Jem Finer at Modern Art, Oxford June 2005

'Bud' Anna Lucas, John Matthias Music/Sound Design, commissioned by artist Anna Lucas, March 2003-Spike Island Bristol (funded by Picture This/Spike Island)


Film/ TV Scores

'Broadmead -The Movie' Stanley Donwood and Matt Consume -score written and performed by John Matthias and Jay Auborn -International Festival of Apathy, Bristol 2016 Centrespace Gallery Bristol

'Poor Boy' Directed by Robert Scott Wildes, Additional Music written and performed by John Matthias and Jay Aunorn Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016

'The Village' BBC Television Drama Composition of title music and selected cues for Series John Matthias
2013.

'The Domino Effect' Directed by Paula Van de Oest, sound track includes commissioned track 'Cross My Mind' by John Matthias, Premiered at Netherlands Film Festival 2012

‘Pelican Blood’ (Feature Film) Directed by Karl Golden, soundtrack includes ‘Blind Lead the Blind’ and ‘Spinnaker’ by John Matthias. Released December 2009

‘Out of Time’ (Straight 8 film) Directed by Duncan Wellaway, Music by Adrian Corker and John Matthias –premiered at Cannes International Film Festival 2009, also shown at ‘Rushes Soho Shorts’ Curzon Cinema, London 2009

'The Hamburg Cell' Inner Circle Pictures August 2004 (Dir. Antonia Bird) Premiered at Edinburgh International Film festival 2004 (Co-composer/Performer/Orchestrator) with Adrian Corker and Paul Conboy (Shortlisted for an International EMMY 2005)

‘Three degrees Colder’ (Dir. Florian Hoffmeister) Corker/Conboy June 2005 Premiered at Locarno International Film Festival (Winner of Silver Leopard Medal) John Matthias (improvised solo violin) with the Nuremberg symphony orchestra

‘Stuck’ Dir. Harmony Korine –Music by John Matthias and David Prior (TV Advertisement) 2007-2008


Other Commissioned Music Works

'Black Horse Drove' written by John Matthias, comissioned by the London Sinfonietta for Sinfonietta Shorts 2010. Premiered by London Sinfonietta, King's Place London 2010

'What Happens' written and performed by John Matthias, Adrian Corker and Andrew Prior, performed at King's Place London 2010 and Ecstatic Music Festival NYC 2011


Scores for Contemporary Dance Works

'Eden' Company Chameleon, Choregraphed by Jonathan Goddard and Gemma Nixon, Music written by John Matthias and Andrew Prior Performances at The Lowry Theatra, Manchester, Deda Derby, Arts Centre at Edge Hill, Ormskirk, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, Falmouth University, Penryn, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

'Fitcher's Bird' Rambert Dance Company, Choreographed by Jonathan Goddard and Gemma Nixon, Music written and recorded by John Matthias and Nick Ryan. Performed at The Place, London, Solo Violin, Thomas Gould.

E.Ps and SIngles

‘Blind’ e.p John Matthias Counter/ Ninja Tune 5th April 2008 COUNTCD013

‘Man in a garage’ Coldcut (feat. John Matthias) single (Ninja Tune) Jan 2006 Ninja Tune

'John Matthias is the Insurance Man' John Matthias, November 2002 (12" ep) Accidental Records (Lifelike LL13)

‘All the time in the world’ John Matthias, August 2001, Accidental Records Ltd.

'Fake Plastic Trees' Radiohead 1995 (all violins and viola parts) Parlophone –number 2 in UK singles charts. 

Tracks on albums

'Intro, Airborne, Travelling', 'Nairobi/ Köln','Offices at Night' Ellis Island Sound John Matthias vocals/ co-writer Village Green Records 2014

‘Stockwell Road’ John Matthias on ‘Strike’ (Counter Records Compilation) October 2009

‘Evermore’ John Matthias on ‘You don’t know’ Ninja Tune Compilation ZENCD150 Feb 2008

‘Man in a garage’ Coldcut (feat. John Matthias) from ‘Sound Mirrors’ (Ninja Tune) Jan 2006

‘Colours the Soul’ Coldcut from ‘Sound Mirrors’ (violin/ string arrangement) (Ninja tune) Jan 2006

‘You’re unknown to me’ Herbert, from 'Bodily Functions' July 2002 Studio K7! (Violin)

'Fake Plastic Trees' Radiohead The Bends 1995 (all violin and viola parts) Parlophone 
(number 2 in UK album charts, sold 3 million copies worldwide (voted number 22 in UK Channel 4 poll 2002 100 best albums of all time)

‘(nice dream)’ Radiohead The Bends 1995 (all violin and viola parts) Parlophone
(number 2 in UK album charts, sold 3 million copies worldwide (voted number 22 in UK Channel 4 poll 2002 100 best albums of all time)

‘Three Chord Trick' John Matthias, Uncut Magazine Gatefold CD (Europe) March 2002 

'All the time in the world' John Matthias, from ‘Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps’ Jockey Slut Magazine Gatefold CD (Europe) December 2003 

‘All the time in the World’ John Matthias on ‘You Are Here’ Accidental Records Compilation 2003


Remixes

John Richards/ Genia Suite for Piano and Electronics (Derailer remix) Nonclassical Records Jan 2007

Corker/Conboy ‘Radiant Idiot’ (Derailer Remix) on ‘Six for five’ e.p Vertical Form records 2005

Selected Live Performances

Nov 2014           'Gesterfahrer' John Matthias Faber Social, London
Jan 2011            'What Happens' Ecstatic Music Festival New York City USA
Mar 2009           ‘Cortical Songs’ The Tap Room, Austin, Texas at SXSW Festival.
Mar 2009           ‘Cortical Songs’ Le Poisson Rouge, New York City  (Wordless Music Series)
Mar 2009           Solo performance, The Living Room, New York City
Nov 2008           ‘Cortical Songs’ St. Martin-In-the-fields, London
Oct 2008            ‘Watercooler’ –John Matthias (band) and Cortical Songs, Bush Hall, London
Feb 2007           ‘Cortical Songs’ (John Matthias and Nick Ryan) Solo violin with Ten-Tors Orchestra, St Andrew’s                                    Church, Plymouth, Voices II Festival.
Feb 2006            Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (with Coldcut)
Dec 2005           Transmusicalles Festival, Rennes, France (with Coldcut)
Sept 2004          John Matthias, Union Chapel, London (Accidental Powercut)
Feb  2002          John Matthias La Scene, Paris
Mar 2002           John Matthias Grande Salle, Pompidou Center, Paris (supporting Matthew Herbert)

Selected Radio and television Performances, Interviews and Broadcasts

BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' Live Performance John Matthias February 3rd 2014
WDR3 Ton Art Germany -Feature and Interview 'Geisterfahrer' February 2014
WQXR (New York City) Live Broadcast and recording of 'What Happens' John Matthias, Adrian Corker and Andrew Prior
BBC6 Music Nemone Show, Interview, John Matthias -24 Fragments
BBC Radio 3 Music Matters ‘Brain Music’ –Feature/ Interview ‘The Fragmented Orchestra’
BBC Radio 1 Gilles Peterson Live in session, BBC Maida Vale, John Matthias August 2008
BBC Radio 4 ‘Loose Ends’ John Matthias live performance May 2008
BBC Radio 4 ‘The Today Programme’ April 22nd 2008 The Fragmented Orchestra
BBC Radio 2 ‘Janice Long’ Live session with Coldcut Feb 21st 2006
BBC6music (Gideon Coe show) Coldcut ‘Man in a Garage’ Live Session with Coldcut (Jan 2006)
Canal Plus TV (France) ‘Album de la Semaine’ with Coldcut Jan 2006
'Oui Fm' (Paris) Live Recording and Broadcast of Concert at La Scéne, Paris (John Matthias +full band) November 2001 
BBC Radio 1 Ross Allen (Broadcast of 'Moneybox' March 2003)
BBC Radio 3 'Mixing It' Broadcast of 'The Fire Engine' March 2002
Live session on 'The Selector' (British Council Worldwide radio station) September 2001

Chapters in Books

'Shifting Topographies: Sound and the Fragmented Orchestra' Jane Grant and John Matthias, in 'Spatialities: The geographies of Art and Architecture' Ed. Judith Rugg and Craig Martin, Intellect Bristol 2011

The Fragmented Orchestra, Jane Grant, John Matthias and Nick Ryan in 'Human Futures: Art in an age of Uncertainty Ed. Andy Miah FACT Liverpool Unversity Press  2008 ISBN-10 1846311810

Papers 

'From Birdsong to Songbird: An Adventure on Collaborative Creativity' John Matthias, Technoetic Arts 13 2016

'Fathom: surfaces, symmetries, arrivals and departures' Jane Grant and John Matthias, Special Edition Leoanardo Electronic Almanac -Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics forthcoming 2016

'Fathom: A sonic surface bordering underwater and acoustic worlds' Jane Grant, John Matthias and Simon Honywill, Technetic Arts 12 2014

'Plasticites and Ghosts: Relationships between stimulus and memory in noisy networks (2013) Jane grant and John Matthias Leonardo Music Journal 23 pp 9-10

'Plasticity: Noise Correlation and Interaction, Cleyland, K, Fisher, L and Harley R (Eds) Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art ISEA 2013 Sydney

'Cloud Chamber: A performance with real time two-way interaction between subatomic particles and a violinist' 2013 Alexis Kirke, Eduardo Miranda, Antonio Chiatamonte, Anna R Triosi, John Matthias, Nicholas Fry, Catherine McCabe Leonardo 46 pp 84-86

'Mechanisms contributing to central excitability changes during hearing loss' Nadia Pilati, Matias Ison, Matt Barker, Mike Mulheran, Charles Large, Ian D Forsythe, John Matthias and Martine Hamann PNAS (USA) 2012 109 (21): 8292-7

'The sound of small brain circuits: Synchronisation and plasticity in the Neurogrnaular Sampler' John Matthias ISEA Istanbul 2011 -Leonardo Electronic Almanac 

‘Music Neurotechnology for Sound Synthesis: Sound Synthesis with spiking neuronal networks’ Eduardo Miranda and John Matthias Leonardo 42 No5 pp 439-442 2009

‘Cortical Songs –Sonic events from spiking neurons’ John Matthias and Nick Ryan Body, Space and Technology Journal –Perspectives  Vol 8 2007 (Brunel University) ISSN 1470 9120

'Roton Backflow and Quasiparticle Scattering at superfluid helium surfaces'
MB Sobnack, JR Matthias, CHD Williams, JCH Fung and JC Inkson, Physical Review B65 184521 (2002)

'A Beliaev Theory Incorporating a Semi-Phenomenological Roton Backflow Effect'
JR Matthias, MB Sobnack, JC Inkson,and JCH Fung, Journal of Low Temperature Physics  121(5/6) 345 (2000)

'The Effect of Backflow on Atom Emission by Rotons from the Free Surface of Superfluid He4' MB Sobnack, JR Matthias and JCH Fung, Physica B  284 156 (2000)

'Roton Backflow and Quantum Evaporation From
 Superfluid He-4' MB Sobnack, JR Matthias and JCH Fung, Journal of Low Temperature Physics 121(5/6) 339 (2000)

‘The Fragmented Orchestra’ Daniel Jones, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Tim Hodgson, Nick Ryan, Nicholas Outram NIME 2009 Pittsburgh USA

‘Hearing Thinking’ Jane Grant, John Matthias, Tim Hodgson and Eduardo Miranda in ‘Applications of Evolutionary Computing’) Springer Lectures in Computer Science April 2009

‘Coritcal Songs’ John Matthias, Nick Ryan, Eduardo Miranda and Kevin McCracken
SEMPRE conference on computer assisted composition, Birmingham Conservatoire May 2007.

‘Granular Sampling using a pulse-coupled network of Spiking Neurons’
ER Miranda and JR Matthias in ‘Applications of Evolutionary Computing’ LNCS 3449 Ed. Rothlauf et al. p539-544 (2005) Springer Lectures in Computer Science ISSN 0302 9743

‘An Idiomatic Plucked String Player’
Leandro L. Costalonga, Eduardo R. Miranda, John Matthias, Rosa M. Vicari
FLAIRS 2006

Reports & invited lectures

'Plasticity, Agency and Polychronization' John Matthias HWK Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany 2012

'The Sound of Small Brain Circuits: The Neurogranular Sampler, Plasticity and Cortical Songs,' Open Lab at DANM UC Santa Cruz USA May 2012

'The Sound of Small Brain Circuits: Neurogranular Sampling' University of Nottingham Institute of Hearing Research February 2012

'The Sonification of Networks: Cortical Songs' John Matthias at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London with Aleks Krotoski and Daniel Glaser

'Sonic Installations and Spiking Neurons' Jane Grant and John Matthias Elektra Montreal/ Istanbul Art Market, ISEA Bosporus Ferry Istanbul 2011

'You are here' Oxford Brookes University 'Site and the Fragmented Orchestra' Jane Grant and John Matthias 2010

AHRC Workshop 'The Orchestra' April 2010 Centre for Advanced Studies Senate House London, John Matthias and Nick Rysn 'The Fragmented Orchestra and Cortical Songs'

Future Everything 2010 Manchester UK 'The Future of Music' Invited Lecture and Panel John Matthias
2009 Whitehead Lecture, Goldsmiths College, London, John Matthias and Jane Grant ‘The Fragmented Orchestra: Spiking Neurons and Sonic Spaces’ Autumn 2009

‘Time and Space in The Fragmented Orchestra’ Jane Grant, John Matthias and Nick Ryan. Greenwich Observatory Festival of Time 2009 (Curated by Royal Observatory, Greenwich and Trinity College of Music)

Cheltenham Science Festival, June 6th 2007 ‘Cortical Songs’ (with Nick Ryan)

Artists’ Breakfast (with David Toop, Daniel Glaser, Rob Worby, Jane Grant, Nick Ryan) FACT, LIverpool December 12th 2008

Trinity College of Music Guest Lecture Series, John Matthias London May 21st 2009

24 Fragments: FACT Liverpool John Matthias, Magnus Richardson, Laura Sillars and Nick Ryan Feb 21st 2009

Wellcome Trust Supper Club, London: Jane Grant, John Matthias and Nick Ryan May 25th 2009

University of the Creative Arts: Critical Spaces –RIBA June 2009 Jane Grant and John Matthias –Space and Place in The Fragmented Orchestra

‘Guest of the Month’ PRS Foundation for New Music website: December 2008

‘Solving the Bogoliubov-de Gennes Equations’ (workshop) John Matthias, Bristol University
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