With a history of playing in DIY punk bands, Matt Ridgway formed Winterpark in 2005 as a studio project where he could collaborate with musical friends and create his own brand of immersive, atmospheric electronica.
Combining an obsession with FX pedals with a love of melody, Matt creates cinematic soundscapes and emotive textures that lend themselves well to soundtracks and TV Sync placement. In 2015, he composed music for and did sound design for ‘Breath of Light’, which won the Excellence in Audio award at the Australian Game Developers Awards.
Matt is teaching music and sound production privately and in school settings for 17 years, and have a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
He runs a Certificate III Technical Production, Music Industry TAFE course at SRCS in Brunswick. I’m also sessional lecturer of Music technology at teaching Ableton Live for production/live performance, and run workshops at SOS (School of Synthesis) teaching both beginner and advanced courses.
Matt has spoken at various events including the Official Ableton Live 9 Launch event in Melbourne, and Face the Music conference 2013/2014. If you are interested in having me talk about sound production, how to use technology in your classroom, or incorporating technology into your performances then get in touch.
Matt is also a facilitator of ‘Ableton User Group Melbourne’ which runs monthly producer education events out of ‘the Channel’ at Arts Centre Melbourne.
If you subscribe to the Winterpark Music and Sounds newsletter, you will send out some Ableton Live sets with a bunch of music tech stuff each month, as well as links to download some of my music for free.
There are some tutorial videos about using Ableton Live… so check them out at the youtube channel.
Matt composes and create sounds for TV, Film & Games, this is arranged things through my Publisher Gaga Music. For licensing Enquiries, contact nadine(at)gaga.com.au
Here are some examples of this sort of work:
Breath of Light iOS game
‘Offspring’ on Channel Ten 2011
Australian Government ‘Health reforms’ 2010 National Campaign
‘Duracell’ smoke alarm campaign 2010-2012
Australian Ballet Promo for ‘The Silver Rose’
Australian Ballet Promo for ‘Scuola di Ballo’