Matthew Ostrowski

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A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with alternative controllers, multimedia, and theater. An unreconstructed formalist, he has a continuing interest in density of microevents, rapid change, and using technology to stretch the bounds of perception and experience. He has worked with a broad range of artists, from a boatload of international improvisors, to choreographer Elizabeth Streb, to the Flying Karamazov Brothers juggling troupe. His work has been seen or performed on six continents, including the Wien Modern Festival, the KrakÛw Audio Art Festival, Sonic Acts in Amsterdam, PS 1 and The Kitchen in New York , the Rencontres Internationales video festival in Madrid, Yokohama's dis_locate Festival, and Unyazi, the first festival of electronic music on the African continent. He appears on over a dozen recordings. He has received numerous awards, including a NYFA Fellowship for Computer Arts in 2001. He is currently most active as a member of the audio/video trio Fair Use, doing performances based on sped-up film classics, and in the duo KRK with contrabass player George Cremaschi. Recent installation projects include the site-specific "Spectral City," exhibited in Germany and Japan, and Scarlet(t), a work-in progress based on the film 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.'