Matthew Schoening –

Matthew is well known for his compositions and live looping. He has been a looping-artist since 2006, under his solo project called “Solo Electric Cello”, through which he has several award-winning albums. Through his unique process of live looping, he tours the world as a solo artist, and plays the roll of “the band” for many artists. In addition to working with Nirinjan, Matthew has performed with Snatam Kaur, Deva Premal and Miten, Jai-Jagdeesh, Jeff Pevar, and many others.

Matthew visualizes music in a way that wanders from traditional sheet music and theory-based composition. He hears the slightest details in the music, and feels the complex and emotional relationships between sonic frequencies. Because of this, it is often observed that his music is both cathartic and heart-opening, and the more one listens to his music, the more they appreciate it as layer after layer of hidden gems are revealed through repetitive listening. Some people have had his albums in their CD players for years, literally!

Matthew likes to use music as a modality to help bring people into their hearts, and heal.