Matt Boden is the co-ordinator of Commercial Music Creation and Lecturer in Contemporary Music. Boden’s professional work and academic interests lie within the fields of jazz and improvised music performance, and music for film, TV, and games.
Matt Boden is a pianist and keyboardist originally from Hobart, Australia.
Boden has lived and worked around the planet, with the longest stretch outside Australia being seven years in Paris, where he worked extensively as a performing and recording artist. He appears on over a dozen recordings, and has performed with artists including Brian Jackson (USA), Eddie ‘Boogieman’ Kirkland (USA), Vince Jones, Meow Meow, Damien Kingston, Doug de Vries, Eamon McNelis, Julien Wilson, Shelley Scown, John Scurry, Eugene Ball, Jacqueline Gawler, Leigh Barker, Heather Stewart, and Peter Giron (FR), among many others.
In addition to his performance and university careers, Boden is active in music for vision. His screen credits include What If... (EU), Infini (Aus./USA), Terminus (Aus./USA), Worlds Apart (EU), The Osiris Child (Aus./USA), Benji (USA/Netflix Worldwide), Bosch and Rockit (AUS), and Clickbait (Netflix) among others.
- PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2019
- M.Mus., University of Tasmania, Australia, 2003
- B.Mus., University of Tasmania, Australia, 2001
An Applied Investigation of Ian Pearce’s Mature Output: Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Traditional Jazz Within a Tasmanian Context
Languages (other than English)
Boden has obtained a CEFRL level B1 fluency in French.
Matt’s teaching expertise is centred around jazz performance practice and theory, music technology, and composition for film, TV, and games.
Commercial Music Creation (co-ordinator): https://www.utas.edu.au/creative-arts-media/music/commercial-music-creation
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- Jazz Performance Practice
- Australian Jazz
- Music for Media
Matt’s research aligns to the University’s research theme of Creativity, Culture, and Society.
Matt is interested in the notions of the importation of musical culture, and its sociological and cultural implications. The construction of a local canon, issues of appropriation from incomplete data, prevailing attitudes towards popular culture, notions of 'island-ness', (de-) contextualisation and modernity are all of interest. Matt is also interested in research topics pertaining to the performance of original and improvised music, including relationships between performers, notions of musical texture, and performance-as-composition.
Matt is currently involved in several projects that are exploring areas including music for media, jazz performance practice, and computer and human interaction through music systems.
Matt is the co-ordinator of the current Music and Media research project housed within the School of Creative Arts and Media.
Fields of Research
- Music composition and improvisation (360302)
- Musicology and ethnomusicology (360306)
- Music performance (360304)
- Performance art (360603)
- Visual cultures (360104)
- Art theory (360103)
- Fine arts (360602)
- Photography, video and lens-based practice (360604)
- Music (130102)
- The creative arts (130103)
- Animation, video games and computer generated imagery services (220501)
Matt is active is the non-traditional research output space. This covers the publication of many recorded works, including CDs, vinyl, films, TV episodes, and game soundtracks.
Journal Article(1 outputs)
|2016||Boden MJ, 'Tom Pickering: Jazz on the periphery of the periphery', Jazz Research Journal, 10, (1-2) pp. 109-125. ISSN 1753-8637 (2016) [Refereed Article]|
|2019||Boden M, 'This is what it's like to go see Wynton Marsalis: Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the MSO', CutCommon: The New Generation of Classical Music, (15 March 2019) pp. 3. (2019) [Other Review]|
|2019||Boden M, 'Live Review: Matt listens to Gershwin Reimagined at Melbourne International Jazz Festival', CutCommon: The New Generation of Classical Music, (12 June 2019) pp. 1-4. (2019) [Other Review]|
Conference Publication(2 outputs)
|2017||Legg A, Dentley K, Boden M, 'Let Freedom Ring', Boite Singers' Festival 2017 - Program, 13-15 January 2017, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia (2017) [Keynote Presentation]|
Co-authors: Legg A
|2013||Boden M, 'The Globalisation of Jazz: An Australian Perspective', Global Circulations of Jazz, 27th-28th July 2013, Paris, pp. 1-25. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]|
Major Creative Work(16 outputs)
|2021||Kingston D, Boden M, Houston H, Robb T, Long S, 'Wells', Fresh Start Fund, ABC Jazz (2021) [Recorded Creative Work]|
Co-authors: Kingston D; Houston H; Robb T; Long S
|2019||Keating M, Boden M, 'We will watch over you', Chinese Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney, NSW (2019) [Published Creative Work]|
Co-authors: Keating M
|2019||Kingston D, Houston H, Robb T, Boden M, 'Tributary: Recorded album', Scratch Match Records, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Recorded Creative Work]|
Co-authors: Kingston D; Houston H; Robb T
|2018||Boden M, 'Benji (Feature Film Orchestration)', Blumhouse Productions, International (2018) [Recorded Creative Work]|
|2018||Keating M, Johnstone SD, Boden M, 'The Agent', Australian National Capital Artists, ANCA Gallery (2018) [Published Creative Work]|
Co-authors: Keating M; Johnstone SD
|2018||Keating MJ, Boden M, 'The Outsider', Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania (2018) [Published Creative Work]|
Co-authors: Keating MJ
|2017||Boden M, 'Post Matinee', Lionshare Records, International (2017) [Recorded Creative Work]|
|2016||Boden M, 'The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1', Storm Vision Entertainment PTY LTD, Sydney, Australia (2016) [Recorded Creative Work]|
|2015||Boden M, 'Infini (feature film)', Storm Vision Entertainment PTY LTD, Sydney, Australia (2015) [Recorded Creative Work]|
|2015||Boden M, 'Terminus (feature film)', Storm Vision Entertainment PTY LTD, Sydney, Australia (2015) [Recorded Creative Work]|
|2015||Boden M, 'Worlds Apart (Feature Film)', Village Plus Productions, Europe, USA, Australia (2015) [Recorded Creative Work]|
|2015||Boden M, 'Flor de Pedra', iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, International (2015) [Recorded Creative Work]|
|2014||Kingston D, Boden M, Haywood N, Jackson A, 'Colossus', Independent, Bandcanp, CD Baby, iTunes, Stores, 2014 (2014) [Recorded Creative Work]|
Co-authors: Kingston D; Haywood N
|2013||Boden M, 'Music for Television advertisement', Hill St Grocer, Hobart, Australia, 1 (2013) [Published Creative Work]|
|2013||Boden M, 'Sixty Jazz Club', Drink Tasmania and Matt Boden Music, Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre (2013) [Curated Exhibition]|
|2012||Boden M, 'What if...(feature film orchestration)', Village Plus Productions, Greece (2012) [Recorded Creative Work]|
Other Creative Work(12 outputs)
|2021||Boden M, Scurry J, Ball E, Cairns H, Hamilton-Smith B, et al., 'Reverse Swing CD Launch', Jazz Lab, Australia (2021) [Performance Practice]|
|2021||Kingston D, Boden M, Houston H, Robb T, 'Damien Kingston Quartet Launch of 'Wells'', Founder's Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2021) [Performance Practice]|
Co-authors: Kingston D; Houston H; Robb T
|2020||Kingston D, Boden M, Houston H, Robb T, 'Assemble', Scratch Match Records, Hobart, Tasmania (2020) [Minor Creative Work]|
Co-authors: Kingston D; Houston H; Robb T
|2019||Dobson A, Boden M, 'Rug Cutters Quartet: Jazz in the Gardens', Cascade Brewery, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Performance Practice]|
Co-authors: Dobson A
|2018||Boden M, Kingston D, Dobson A, Keating M, 'The Insider Out', Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart (2018) [Performance Practice]|
Co-authors: Kingston D; Dobson A; Keating M
|2014||Boden M, 'Improvising soloist and composer 'Matt Boden trio' tour', Jazzgroove Association, Melbourne (2014) [Performance Practice]|
|2013||Boden M, ''Improvising soloist Leigh Baker and the New Sheiks', DeGraves Street Stage, Melbourne (2013) [Performance Practice]|
|2013||Boden M, ''Improvising Sololist' with Heather Stewart', Roots Stage, Melbourne (2013) [Performance Practice]|
|2013||Boden M, 'Improvising Soloist with Leigh Barker and the New Sheiks', Caveau de la Huchette, Paris (2013) [Performance Practice]|
|2013||Boden M, 'Improvising soloist with Maria Lurighi on 17th and 20th Century works', Detached, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Performance Practice]|
|2013||Boden M, 'Improvising Soloist with the house band for late night jam sessions', Ascona, Switzerland (2013) [Performance Practice]|
|2013||Boden M, 'Improvising Soloist with the Melbourne Rhythm project', Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne (2013) [Performance Practice]|
|2018||Boden M, 'An Applied Investigation of Ian Pearce's Mature Output: Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Traditional Jazz Within a Tasmanian Context' (2018) [PhD]|
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- This project will create an iterative multi-media installation and performance work using projected animations, sound scape, mirrored cut outs and live improvised music performance at 3 separate venues that explores the role of the self, the observer and the participant in current image and screen culture. The ﬁrst stage of the project develops and creates and exhibits the framework, animations and installation strategies which will be used as catalysts for two further sound based performance base iterations. As the work evolves the performance and audience reaction will be captured and then folded back into the animations and installation through mutli-media interventions. This evolution is based on cause and eﬀect, action and re-action where the observer and participants become integral to, and then integrated in, the visual elements of the work.
- Salamanca Arts Centre Incorporated ($10,000)
- Contract Research
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Keating MJ; Boden M
Matt is active in HDR supervision covering the areas of jazz and improvised performance practice, music technology, and media music composition.
If you are interested in the HDR space, please make contact with me directly.
Please refer to the currently active project - Music and Media.
|PhD||An Applied Investigation of Word Painting: The realisation of musical text through music technology and production techniques||2020|
|PhD||The Sonification of Place: An Investigation of Spatialized Compositional Techniques and Contemporaneous Technology for Site-specific Multichannel Sound Installation - Place-based Research at The Hedberg Sonic Research Facility, nipaluna, lutruwita||2021|
|PhD||Tyshawn Sorey's Drumset Idiolect: The Drummer as Composer||2021|
|PhD||Songwriting and sound: a medium for connecting distant environments||2021|