Matt joined our program at the beginning of this school year after an eclectic high school education. Matt is passionate about listening to and writing music. This past semester Matt spent most of his time listening to, appreciating, and writing music. He also studied the psychology of horror in video games, legal issues involved with copyright law, and a history of post-rock. He is an excellent writer, in fact, one of the best writers I have come across in my program.
Artists who have influenced him are Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Joy Division, Glenn Branca, Swans, and Velvet Underground. Matt hopes to continue his music passion, recording his own music and try to gain a following without having to depend upon a large industry label. Look for This Rainy Decade- Matt’s chosen name for his band, named after the song by The Cleaners from Venus.
(Matthew Smith’s name was changed to protect the innocent—photo is of Nick Cave, not Matthew.)