Stephan Mathieu


Stephan Mathieu (*1967) is considered to be one of the most unique composers working in the field of digital and electroacoustic music today. His signature sound is largely based on period instruments, environmental sound and obsolete media which are recorded and transformed by means of experimental microphony, re-editing techniques and software processes involving spectral analysis and convolution. Paying close attention to detail and to the affecting content of the piece, Mathieu creates unique sonic expieriences working with traces of the perceived reality. His music, at the same time soft-paced and razor sharp, has been released on 16 CDs to critical acclaim, with his most recent album Radioland being among the best releases in 2008. Mathieu has created sound installations for the 4th century Aula Palatina at Trier and the 19th century ironworks Völklinger Hütte UNESCO world heritages and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. Stephan Mathieus most recent project Virginals deals with his interest for early instruments, interpretation, historical informed performance practice and antique recording techniques.

selected discography

  1. The Key To The Kingdom / Dekorder / 10" 2009
  2. Radioland / Die Schachtel / CD 2008
  3. The Sad Mac / Headz / CD 2004
  4. On Tape / Häpna / CD 2004
  5. Kapotte Muziek by Stephan Mathieu / Korm Plastics / CD 2003
  6. Die Entdeckung des Wetters / Lucky Kitchen / CD 2002
  7. Full Swing Edits / Orthlorng Musork / 5 x 10inch EP/CD 2001/2002
  8. FrequencyLib / Ritornell / CD/LP / 2001
  9. Wurmloch Variationen / Ritornell / CD 2000