Matthew D. Gantt is an artist, composer, and educator based between NYC and Troy, NY. His practice focuses on sound in virtual spaces, generative systems facilitated by idiosyncratic technology, and digital production presets as sonic readymades. He worked as a studio assistant to electronics pioneer Morton Subotnick from 2016 – 2018, and has been an active participant in the New York creative community, presenting or performing at spaces such as Pioneer Works, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Babycastles, New Museum, SVA Visible Futures Lab, Panoply Performance Laboratory, and countless DIY venues across the US as well as abroad (IRCAM Academy, Paris, Koma Elektronic/Common Ground, Berlin). Gantt releases music with Orange Milk and Oxtail Recordings, and has taught experimental composition at both institutional and DIY spaces, including NYC non-profit/public media studio Harvestworks, CUNY Brooklyn, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence, and a variety of community workshops aimed at creating equitable access to developing technologies. Gantt’s work has been featured in The Wire magazine, Pop Matters, Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, Bandcamp New and Notable and similar. In Fall 2019, he joined the Electronic Arts PhD program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/EMPAC, researching spatial sound in virtual reality, telematic performance, and strategies for leveraging experimental arts practice as a frame to refigure immersive media futures.