Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson

Matt builds interactive audio and video hardware and software. He uses MaxMSP, Arduino, Processing and Flash to produce his work, which can take many forms. From live performance software and useful apps to wireless midi controllers and large installations, Matt’s work always has a strong focus on play. Working with the University of Wales, Bristol festival, Arnolfini, and Switch Dialogue, amongst others, Matt regularly runs workshops on the software he uses and showcases his own and local artists’ work at local events.

Matt’s current work focuses on the customisation and tangibility of controller interfaces for musical performance. The ultimate goal of this project is to create a tangible interface that can be customised, allowing the performer to create a unique instrument that is tailored to a specific performance. An artist would ideally be free to choose what motion, gesture or part of their body is used to affect particular parameters, thus reinventing the midi controller as the versatile instrument that it should be.