recent and upcoming events

New record out now!

My debut as a singer and songwriter, When Summer Ends is out now on Brooklyn, NY label Original Abstractions.
















so, what else is new?

“Believe in You” music and lyric videos by These Rains Productions out now!















































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past events

9.2.16 Artist Lecture @ Composition Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley
                  Believe in You, Remembered States and Since We Don’t Understand...

8.19.16 Matthew Hough and Meg Wilhoite @ Vernon Salon Series, Oakland
                  When Summer Ends selections for two voices and guitar

6.11.16 Paper Presentation @ Analytical Approaches to World Music 2016 Conference, The New School, NYC
                  Paper Title: Learning Oliver Mtukudzi’s “Tuku Music” Through Modular Loops

3.23.16 Guest Lecture @ Graduate Composition Seminar, Texas Christian University
                  Lecture Title: Practical Issues of Being A Composer

1.27.16 Dahveed Behroozi, piano @ Hertz Hall Noon Concert Series, University of California, Berkeley
                  When Summer Ends selections for solo piano

11.20.15 Ann Arbor Symposium IV: Teaching and Learning Popular Music Lecture @ University of Michigan
                  Lecture Title: Jamaican Popular Music in the College Aural Skills Classroom

11.7.15 Ohio University New Music Ensemble @ Ohio University Recital Hall, Athens, OH
                  pppppppppppppppp version for large ensemble

7.17.15 Artist Lecture @ Osage Arts Center, Belle, MO
                  Since We Don’t Understand... and Eleven Cells

3.5.15 Locrian Chamber Players @ Riverside Church, Manhattan
                  Pieces for flute and piano (selections)

10.14.14 “Innovation Celebration” Teaching Symposium Lecture @ Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
                  Title: Ear Training Wizard: An Interactive Web-Based Application for Musicianship Skills Acquisition

4.22.14 ACE Lecture @ Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
                  Lecture Title: Arranging for the Guitar: Music from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach

3.8.14 Conference Paper Presentation @ WC Forum, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, CT
                  Paper Title: Elements of Stevie Nicks’ Songwriting Style

2.6.14 Holographic @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN
                  Remembered States for chamber ensemble

8.10.13 Resident Talks @ Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Dillard, GA
                  ffffffffffffffff and Eleven Cells

5.31.13 INsideOUT @ Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
                  Eleven Cells version for clarinet, bassoon and live electronics

4.5.13 Quiet City @ The Secret Theatre, Long Island City
                  pppppppppppppppp version for violin, cello, saxophone and piano

1.25.13 Iktus Percussion @ Music at First, First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY
                  Eight Hands for percussion quartet

10.19.12 Matthew Hough and Friends @ Music at First, First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY
                  compositions, guitar

6.23.12 An Evening of Film and Performance @ Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock, NY
                  compositions, performance

5.11.12 Experiments in Opera @ Roulette, Brooklyn
                  guitar, music by Matt Welch

4.24.12 War Stories @ GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, NY
                  compositions

1.16.12 Experiments in Opera @ Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan
                  guitar, music by Matt Welch

7.16.11 Ear To Mind Listening Party @ Exapno New Music Community Center, Brooklyn
                  compositions, interview

6.9.11 Music and Dance Festival @ Archer Street School, Freeport, NY
                  Archer Street Shuffle for concert band

6.8.11 Music and Dance Festival @ Archer Street School, Freeport, NY
                  Archer Street Shuffle for concert band

5.31.11 Ansae Ensemble @ The Music Room, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Waterloo, Ontario
                  pppppppppppppppp version for flute, oboe, saxophone, piano and toy piano

4.16.11 Matthew Hough Composition Recital @ Miller Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music
                  compositions

4.7.11 Blarvuster @ Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan
                  guitar, music by Matt Welch 

3.25.11 Midwest Graduate Music Consortium 2011 Concert @ Morphy Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison
                  pppppppppppppppp version for string quartet

3.5.11 Existential Pilot @ Deagan Music, Chicago, IL
                  pppppppppppppppp version for voice, violin, piano and electric bass

3.3.11 Existential Pilot @ Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville
                  pppppppppppppppp version for voice, violin, piano and electric bass 

11.14.10 ContemporarY Ensemble @ Palladium, Malmö, Sweden
                  pppppppppppppppp version for soprano, accordion, trombone and cello

11.13.10 Little William Theater Festival of New Music @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
                  Accordionist’s Dilemma for two accordions 

10.2.10 Little William Theater Festival of New Music @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
                  Bass Clarinetist’s Dilemma for two bass clarinets 

9.24.10 Little William Theater Festival of New Music @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
                  Violinist’s Dilemma for two violins 

9.18.10 Little William Theater Festival of New Music @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
                 Tubist’s Dilemma for two tubas

8.9.10 Global Music from Music Omi @ Roulette, Manhattan
                 guitar/compositions

8.7.10 Global Music from Music Omi @ Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY
                 guitar/compositions

3.29.10 Composers Concert @ Manhattan School of Music
                 Irreverent Overtones played by Annie Lyle

3.8.10 Handmade Music @ Galapagos, Brooklyn
                guitar/vox, Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves

2.19.10 Music=quals: Ensemble Debut @ First Baptist Church, Manhattan
                music by Hough, Kim, Ablinger and Feldman

2.8.10 Improv Extravaganza @ Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
                violin; group improvisation

2.4.10 Welcome, Silent Guest @ The Tank, Manhattan
                guitar; music by Juan Calderon

12.22.09 Blarvuster @ Zebulon, Brooklyn
                guitar for music by Matt Welch

11.17.09 POWER CONCERT #53 @ Manhattan School of Music
                music by Hough

11.6.09 Music=quals: Sight and Sound @ The Tank, Manhattan
                music by Hough, Kim, Fueting and Cage

10.26.09 Blarvuster @ Cornelia Street Cafe, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Matt Welch

9.25.09 Music=quals: New Sound (Peter Ablinger) @ Cafe Orwell, Brooklyn
                music by and discussion with Peter Ablinger

9.23.09 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Saint Peters Church, Chelsea
                guitar for music by Ablinger

9.5.09 Music=quals: Fall Benefit Concert and Party @ 131 Boerum St, Brooklyn
                music by Hough, Utzinger, Calderon, and Machaut

9.4.09 Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves @ Monkeytown, Brooklyn
                guitar and voice, electro-country arrangements by Jeff Snyder

7.19.09 Loadbang Ensemble @ Trinity Concert Series, Freeport, PA
                performance of my piece, “Silhouette”, for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone

7.18.09 Loadbang Ensemble @ Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
                performance of my piece, “Silhouette”, for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone 

7.10.09 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Walden School, Dublin, NH
                guitar for music by Walden School Faculty                

6.28.09 Loadbang Ensemble @ Vox Novus Composer Series, Manhattan
                performance of my piece, “Silhouette”, for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone

6.5.09 Dan Lippel @ Wusterhausen Church, Königs Wusterhausen, Germany
                performance of hebrew song “Erev Shel Shoshanim” in my arrangement for guitar

6.2.09 Dan Lippel @ Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg
                performance of hebrew song “Erev Shel Shoshanim” in my arrangement for guitar

6.1.09 Dan Lippel @ Steffenshagen Church, Steffenshagen
                performance of hebrew song “Erev Shel Shoshanim” in my arrangement for guitar

5.31.09 Dither and Friends @ Bang On A Can Marathon, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Eric km Clark

5.31.09 Dan Lippel @ Retschow Church, Retschow
                performance of hebrew song “Erev Shel Shoshanim” in my arrangement for guitar

5.30.09 Dan Lippel @ Andy Noble’s Hausmusik, Berlin
                performance of hebrew song “Erev Shel Shoshanim” in my arrangement for guitar

5.16.09 Music=quals: Talking Tree, Silent Book @ Café Orwell, Brooklyn
                music by Hough, Kim, Yang, Feldman and Chen

5.13.09 Amelia Lukas @ CPP Showcase, Manhattan School of Music
                performance of my “Piece No. 4” for solo flute

5.8.09 SURROUND SOUNDS @ The Tank, Manhattan
                guitar improv with Sam Pluta, electronics and Dan Peck, tuba

5.3.09 Loadbang Ensemble @ Sci-Fi Philly, Philadelphia
                performance of my piece, “Silhouette”, for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone

5.1.09 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Saint Peters Church Chelsea
                guitar and voice for music by Snyder and Pluta

4.24.09 Blarvuster @ Roulette, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Matt Welch

4.17.09 Loadbang Ensemble @ First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Heights
                performance of my piece, “Silhouette”, for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone

4.4.09 FBC Choir @ First Baptist Church, Manhattan
                voice for excerpts from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

2.20.09 MSM Composers Orchestra @ Manhattan School of Music
                performance of my piece, “Without Memories, Without Plans” for orchestra

2.8.09 Andy Kozar Trumpet Recital @ Manhattan School of Music
                performance of my piece, “Silhouette”, for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone

1.21.09 MATA Interval @ Issue Project Room, Brooklyn
                guitar for music by Eric km Clark

12.14.08 Red Light New Music @ International House, Manhattan
                voice for music by Ted Hearne

11.25.08 Student Composers Concert @ Manhattan School of Music
                performance of my “Seven Pieces” for flute and piano

11.16.08 Yarn/Wire @ Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, CA
                performance of my piece, “When They Say My Number” for two percussionists

11.12.08 Yarn/Wire @ 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
                performance of my piece, “When They Say My Number” for two percussionists

11.10.08 Yarn/Wire @ South Pasadena Music, Pasadena, CA
                performance of my piece, “When They Say My Number” for two percussionists

11.2.08 Loadbang Ensemble @ The Stone, Manhattan
                performance of my piece, “Silhouette”, for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone

10.19.08 Ian Antonio Percussion Recital @ Stony Brook University
                performance of my piece, “When They Say My Number” for two percussionists

10.15.08 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Roulette, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Jeff Snyder

10.9.08 Wet Ink @ The Kitchen, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Leroy Jenkins

9.27.08 Music=quals @ MOMAR, Brooklyn
                performance of my piece, “When They Say My Number” for two percussionists

6.21.08 Music=quals @ Ceres Gallery, Manhattan
                performance of my piece, “Hinterstück” version for tenor saxophone solo

5.3.08 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Saint Peters Church Chelsea
                performance of my piece, “Step Into the Fun Zone” for ten instruments

4.25.08 Blarvuster @ RPI, Troy, NY
                guitar for music by Matt Welch

4.19.08 Music=quals @ Tompkins Square Gallery, Manhattan
                performance of my piece, “Rated G”, for solo cello (John Popham)

4.12.08 Music=quals @ Tompkins Square Gallery, Manhattan
                performance of my “Piece No. 4” for solo flute (Amelia Lukas)

4.10.08 Wet Ink Ensemble @ The Tank, Manhattan
                guitar improv and music by Tenney, Kiyama and Soper

4.5.08 ICE/Columbia Composers @ Merkin Hall, Manhattan
                tenor counterveille for music by Jeff Snyder

3.26.08 Red Light New Music @ The Tank, Manhattan
                performance of my piece, “Rated G”, for solo cello (John Popham)

2.9.08 New Paths, New Music @ Paul Hall, Columbia University
                performance of my piece, “Rated G”, for solo cello (Yves Dhamaraj)

12.1.07 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Symphony Space, Manhattan
                guitar for music by James Fei and Brian Kane

11.29.07 Blarvuster @ The Stone, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Matt Welch

11.12.07 Student Composers Concert @ Manhattan School of Music
                performance of my piece, “Since We Don’t Understand...”, for electric guitar and piano

10.16.07 Blarvuster @ Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
                guitar for music by Matt Welch

6.6.07 Red Light New Music @ Conservatory “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin
                performance of my piece, “Rated G”, for solo cello (John Popham)

5.3.07 Wet Ink Ensemble @ New York Quarterly Meeting House, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Soper and Snyder 

3.19.07 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Symphony Space, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Soper and Snyder

2.15.07 SEM Ensemble @ Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn
                performance of my piece, “Step Into the Fun Zone” for ten instruments

12.1.06 Wet Ink Ensemble @ New York Quarterly Meeting House, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Mincek

7.22.06 Zs @ Cake Shop, Manhattan
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.21.06 Zs @ Southgate House, Newport,KY
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.20.06 Zs @ The Ground Floor, Belleville, IL
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.18.06 Zs @ Icehouse, Kansas City, MO
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.16.06 Zs @ Monkey Mania, Denver, CO
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.15.06 Zs @ The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.14.06 Zs @ San Diego Sports Club, San Diego, CA
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.13.06 Zs @ The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio
                
7.12.06 Zs @ Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.11.06 Zs @ 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.10.06 Zs @ Fools Foundation, Sacramento, CA
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.9.06 Zs @ Alibi, Arcata, CA
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.8.06 Seductive Sprigs @ Valentine’s, Portland, OR
                music by Hough, Looker

7.7.06 Zs @ Foodhole, Portland, OR
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

7.1.06 Zs @ Red Rooster, Aberdeen, SD
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.30.06 Zs @ Turf Club, Saint Paul, MN
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.29.06 Zs @ Riverwest Commons, Milwaukee, WI
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.27.06 Seductive Sprigs @ Modern Formations, Chicago, IL
                music by Hough, Looker

6.26.06 Zs @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.25.06 Zs @ The Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, MI
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.24.06 Zs @ The Church, Cleveland, OH
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.24.06 Zs @ Miller-Weitzel Gallery, Cleveland, OH
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.23.06 Zs @ Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.22.06 Zs @ The Fire, Philadelphia
               music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.19.06 Zs @ North Six, Brooklyn
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.18.06 Zs @ Asterisk Art Project, Brooklyn
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

6.17.06 Zs @ Cake Shop, Manhattan
                music by Hough, Looker, Hillmer and Antonio

4.22.06 Seductive Sprigs @ Cake Shop, Manhattan
                music by Hough and Looker

3.30.06 Seductive Sprigs @ Asterisk Art Project, Brooklyn
                music by Hough and Looker

3.28.06 Seductive Sprigs @ North Six, Brooklyn
                music by Hough and Looker

3.26.06 Columbia Composers Ensemble @ Merkin Hall, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Lunsqui

3.17.06 Seductive Sprigs @ Cake Shop, Manhattan
                music by Hough and Looker

3.10.06 Seductive Sprigs @ Bartlett Hall Arts Space, University of Chicago
                music by Hough and Looker

2.25.06 Seductive Sprigs @ Cornell University
                music by Hough and Looker

2.14.06 Wet Ink Ensemble @ New York Quarterly Meeting House, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Wubbels

2.3.06 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Philosophy Hall, Columbia University
                guitar improvisations

1.27.06 Wet Ink Ensemble @ Greenwich House Music School
                guitar improvisations

1.12-1.29.06 Scenery Ensemble @ LaMama, Manhattan
                guitar for music by Connelly
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