A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski is a composer, performer, and installation artist. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials -- sonic, physical, and cultural -- Ostrowski explores the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. Engaged with tropes of interruption and flux, his works function as environments in a constant state of change, exploring the process of consciousness in its constant state of collision with the world. His work includes live digital solo and ensemble improvisation, multichannel fixed-media electronic compositions, and algorithmically-generated installation pieces for video, multichannel sound, and robotically-controlled objects.
Educated at Oberlin College, where he studied history and electronic music, and at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, he presently works as a freelance developer of interactive technology, teaches at New York University, and is an Artist Mentor for the Sound Art master's degree program at Columbia University.