Kaffe Matthews

Kaffe Matthews is a pioneering music maker who works live with space, data, things and place to make new electroacoustic composition. The physical experience of music for the maker and listener has always been central to her approach and to this end she has also invented some unique interfaces – the sonic armchair, the sonic bed and the sonic bike, that not only enable new approaches to composition for makers but also are immediate ways in to unfamiliar sound and music for a wide ranging audience. Her awards include a NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship; a Honorary Professorship of Music at the Shanghai Music Conservatory; a BAFTA with Mandy McIntosh and Zeena Parkins; a Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica for Sonic Bed_London, a Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica for cd cécile; Kaffe Matthews is the first woman to have received the Edgar Varèse guest professorship in Computer Music at TÜ Berlin. She has also been releasing solo works on Annette Works since 1996.