SCOTT MATTHEWS (b-1963) is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, sound engineer and recording artist. His musical repertoire spans a diverse range of music. It combines elements of rock, orchestral, acoustic, electronic instruments and tech to create imaginative and diverse soundscapes that blend together to enhance drama and develop distinctive and immersive music. Exploring textural devices to construct evocative, and colourful musical compositions. By merging post-classical, ambient, rock, electronic and sound design. He has developed a kindred style similar to many of the new Scandinavian composers that are of the same ilk and oeuvre.
Originally from Toronto ,Scott was immersed in the 80s post punk /new romantic scene. In 1983 he produced and released a solo album called Boats In Rivers, which garnered extensive radio and video play. It also received a CASBY nomination for vocalist of the year. Two years later he released Role Boys which also became a radio and dance-floor hit , also garnering a U-Know award nomination for single of the year. He has since released six solo albums and two collaborative albums with guitarist David Barrett.
Theatre credits include working as sound designer ,sound engineer and FOH mixer for musicals at The Stratford Festival ,where he has been head of sound for 17 years. Overseeing all the sound production elements involved in large scale dramatic, Shakespearean and orchestral theatre performances. Including design and concept execution with musical directors, theatre directors and sound designers.