Dr. Matt Rogalsky

  • B.A. (Simon Fraser University)
  • M.A. (Wesleyan University)
  • Ph.D (City University London)

Continuing Adjunct Assistant Professor (Theory and Composition)

Email: rogalsky@queensu.ca

Web Site: http://www.mrogalsky.net/

Dr. Matt Rogalsky

Matt Rogalsky is a composer, sound artist and musicologist who since 1985 has presented work regularly in performances and gallery exhibitions across North America and Europe. His academic background includes studies in electroacoustic composition with Martin Bartlett and Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University, and an M.A. from Wesleyan University where he studied composition and sound installation with Ron Kuivila and Alvin Lucier, and researched the musical culture of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His Ph.D. from City University London (with Simon Emmerson) was a history of the Rainforest series of works by David Tudor, and an investigation of the social networks which made them possible.

Rogalsky's areas of research include histories, reconstructions and new performances of late 20th century electronic and experimental music. He has recently given performances of the music of Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, David Tudor, John Cage, Rhys Chatham and Terry Riley. Recent writing has been published in Leonardo Music Journal, Canadian Theatre Review, Social and Cultural Geography, Public, and Musicworks. An exhibition catalog with DVD, entitled When he was in high school in Texas, Eric Ryan Mims used a similar arrangement to detect underground nuclear tests in Nevada, was published in 2008 by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Excerpt from "The Flowers and the Garbage," music for theatre, 2008

"A Gesture," a 60-second electroacoustic sound work, 2008