Matthew Ariaratnam

Matthew Ariaratnam is an interdisciplinary sound artist, composer, guitarist, and listener based on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations – also known as Vancouver, BC. He creates sensory walks, writes dumbpop and chamber music, and frequently collaborates with choreographers, visual artists, and theatre-makers. Recent projects and commissions include Body Tuning (Vines Art Festival), Creative Music Series 10 (NOW Society), Take Good Care (as dumbpop), Isolation Commission (Little Chamber Music Society), Altar :=: Source (Music on Main), kiitos, äiti (Thin Edge New Music Collective), and How long will these sounds sound? (Artist-in-Residence, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture). Matthew’s work has been heard in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. He has an MFA from Simon Fraser University and a BMus in Music Composition from Wilfrid Laurier University.