Matthew Wiggins (b. 1997) is a composer based in Denton, Texas whose music explores dark and mystic themes by incorporating intense, loud, and extreme dissonances and harmonies with complex textures and rhythms. His sound is based on transforming these sounds over time into something either completely new or expanding the potential of the sound into something more. His aim is to explore dark and taboo subjects such as death, mental health, scientific discovery and its consequences, political oppression and discrimination, and the queer experience. Matthew’s recent performances have been performed at University of North Texas’ Sculpture Collective’s collaboration Harmonic Dissonance with University of North Texas’ Composer’s Forum, Spectrum: New Works from North Texas concert series, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Matthew is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Composition at the University of North Texas where he has studied under Panayiotis Kokoras, Sungji Hong, and Zachary Thomas. Professional affiliations include American Composer's Forum, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Society of Composers, Inc., and Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. Current projects include incorporating visuals and electronics to create and further transform sound to its limit.
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/matthew-wiggins-118876196 Personal Website: https://www.matthewwigginscomposer.com/