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Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England and lives and works in London.
Since 1990 she has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, Scottish weather, desert stretched wires, NASA scientists, melting ice in Quebex and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is completing three Star Chair and album for ‘Yird, Muin, Starn,’ a vital spark collaboration with Mandy Mclntosh, in the Galloway Forest, Scotland.
Works showing currently include, bicycle opera for Ghent, The swamp that was…; 3D audio, hammerhead shark installation, You might come out of the water every time singing, Edinburgh, and ‘Bend’ Sonic Bed_London, Manila. Where are the wild ones? Made a mid-stage performance with the Salmon Band, soloist, choir, projected two screen score and live multichannel accompaniment at the Bridges festival, Newcastle August 2012, with intention to premiere as a sonic story in 2013.
Acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of electronic improvisation and live composition, Kaffe has released 6 solo CDs on the label Annette Works, and continues to direct vibratory interface design project music for bodies.
Recent works include; The Empty Pot Fills (2011), 6 channel work, The Minka House, Kew Gardens; Where are the Wild Ones? (2010), 12 channel composition, The Sage, AV Festival 10; In clean air we fly (2009), bicycle powered 8 channel installation for the London’s Gillett Sq; The Marvelo project (2008), Folkestone Sculpture Triennial; Sonic Bed_Marfa (2008), Texas; Sonic Bench_Mexico (2007), Laboratorio Arte Alameda Mexico City, 2007; Body Abiding, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow; Sonic Bed_Shanghai (2006), Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2007; This is for you (2005) work for chaise longue, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2005; Three Crosses of Queensbridge, work for bicycles + radios, Drawing Room, London, 2005; No-one here but us chickens, 2005 The Starr auditorium, TATE Modern, London, UK, 2005.
Her 2004 collaboration Weightless Animals was awarded a BAFTA, she received a NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship in 2005 and an Award of Distinction, Prix Ars Electronica 2006 for the work Sonic Bed_London. In February 2006 she was made an Honarary Professor of Music, Shanghai Music Conservatory, China and in 2009, a patron of the Galapagos shark conservation society.