Hi. My name is Matthew Jacob Cicero Weisberg. I am a composer and teacher working in New York City. I obtained a B.S. in Computational Biology and studied Multimedia & Electronic Musical Experiments at Brown University.
My sonic practice uses mixed media performance to explore the boundary between human and machine. At present I am developing a gesture-mapping extension for trumpet that transforms animated performance gestures into musically meaningful audio processing. Projects like this reflect my investment in sound art a a tool for individual intellectual exploration and communal growth. This investment extends into my curatorial work and activism: I work with sound in order to connect with people, and to ask what it means to be a person in the digital age.
In addition to my sound practice, I am a professional biology, urban gardening and nutrition educator. I have worked with BioBus, NY Sunworks, El Garden, Project EATS and the Children’s Aid Society to empower New York City communities through hands-on educational experiences. I offer group and private classes to teach community members how to create, grow and eat.