Columbia Sounds Goodheart






composer, improviser, and sound artist




Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 8:00pm




The program features works by Goodheart including Piano Oscillation no. 1(2015); Bow Piece (2016; ) improvisation (2016); and for piano and metal percussion (2012, revised 2016). 

The performance, which is co-presented by the Department of Music, the Columbia Global Center in Paris, the Columbia Undergraduate Programs in Paris and the Columbia University Club of France, is part of the Columbia Sounds series featuring alumni, faculty, and students of the Department. 


The recital will be followed by an informal cocktail

free and open to all

registration required here


About Matthew GOODHEART

Goodheart, a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Music at Columbia, has developed a wide body of work that explores the relationships between performer, instrument, and listener. His diverse creations range from large-scale microtonal compositions to open improvisations to immersive sound installations – all unified by the analytic techniques and performative methodologies he has developed to bring forth the unique and subtle acoustic properties of individual musical instruments. Goodheart’s approach results in a “generative foundation” for exploring issues of perception, technology, cultural ritual, and the psycho-physical impact of acoustic phenomena.

His work has been featured throughout the US, Canada, and Europe in such festivals as Neue Musik Köln, MaerzMusik, The International Spectral Music Festival, June in Buffalo, Klappsthulfest, Jazz Ao Centro, The Illuminations New Music & Arts Festival, and many others. 

Among his numerous awards and honors are a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, the 2014 Berlin Prize in Music Composition, and a 2013-14 Fulbright Grant to the Czech Republic where he worked with the historic quartertone pianos designed by Alois Hába. 

November 06, 2016 at 8:00pm - 10pm

Reid Hall

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