MATT WALKER: From What to Where
This was an original composition from musician Matt Walker, in the program at TEDxOmaha 2018 this beautiful piece followed Tim Guthrie’s talk, and the mindfulness meditation core of this music is best appreciated when following Tim’s talk.
In this original composition, musician Matt Walker utilizes an array of guitar effect pedals to weave together both haunting and harmonious layers in an ever-growing soundscape. His inspiration originated from the event theme, ‘Time to Engage’, but also became a vehicle to charter his own, very personal journey back into the sonic world of electric guitar. Exploring methodical and organic repetition in sound marked a ‘re-engagement’ with his passion and creative fascination. An innovative exhibit designer by day, Matt is also one-half of synthpop duo Vital Organs and a composer with the performance ensemble aetherplough.
Matt Walker is a musician, carpenter, and installation artist hailing from Omaha, Nebraska. He is one-half of synthpop duo Vital Organs and a composer with the performance ensemble aetherplough.
Currently, he is at work on his debut solo album, to be released in 2019. His compositions utilize an array of instrumentation to delicately craft works that are simultaneously grandiose and minimalistic, both static and constantly evolving.
With a degree in sculpture from the University of Nebraska, he is the senior exhibit designer at the Omaha Children’s Museum where he has been engineering interactive displays since 2011. His interdisciplinary work has been featured at the Bemis Underground, Polyester, Kaneko, Omaha Magazine, and other venues.