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About me

My name is Matthew Houston. I use the pronouns “he, him, his.” I was born in so called Maine, USA. I grew up around the forests, swamps, mountains, and lakes there. I now live in Baile Átha Cliath, aka Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland.

I compose, work with sound, make field recordings, and music. I play guitar, bass (electric and double), banjo (clawhammer, mostly), and I sing a bit. I use computers and other electronics sometimes. I’m also a fledgling uilleann piper.

I was a lecturer on music theory, ethics, songwriting, philosophy of language, computer and electronic music, and the philosophy of music.

I have particular interests in phenomenology, temporality, and aesthetics.

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How to contact me

You are welcome to email me: matthewshouston (at) gmail (dot) com

I’m also on Mastodon.