Matt McMahon


Describe your piece for Monochromatic piece sound in colour.


I don't tend to think of colour as such when I play music but if I had to pick, I would say my piece reminds me of saffron and dark green. When I hear back this particular improvisation it reminds me of old ruins, a temple or castle, or a natural landscape.

Short Bio

Matt McMahon is an award-winning Sydney-based pianist/composer who appears on Aria and Bell award-winning albums. He leads his own groups and works in collaboration with many of Australia’s most respected musicians, performing within Australia and internationally.

He has released ten albums as a leader or co-leader and appears on over ninety albums of original music.

He has performed with some of Australia’s finest musicians – Vince Jones, Dale Barlow, Joseph Tawadros, Gurrumul, Katie Noonan, Jonathan Zwartz, Steve Hunter, Emma Pask, Simon Barker, Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans, Carl Dewhurst, and Phil Slater.

Matt has also performed with many visiting artists on their Australian tours - Wynton Marsalis, Veronica Swift, Bobby Previte, Greg Osby, Sharon Shannon, Bob Hurst, Aaron Goldberg, Mary Coughlan, etc.

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