Matt Bray has a rich history of professional music performance as a drummer, vocalist, guitarist and DAW operator since 1995. Combining emerging technology with various musical traditions Matt has innovated several methods of interactive performance and composition. Completing his Masters qualification in 2017, the use of technology (MIDI, DAW architecture and WAN routing) has become a focal point in the pursuit to facilitate interactive musical jamming access across the globe.
Over one hundred and eighty of Matt’s compositions are registered with APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association), and in addition to these musical exploits he has operated as a performer, composer and band manager of numerous outfits.
Genres embraced by Matt’s compositions and performances include rock, punk rock, blues, progressive rock, funk, acid jazz, reggae, drum and bass, electronica, orchestral and experimental. Highlights involve the performance of his composition Jazz-Latin Overtones by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1994, operating as a composer/performer for top the 40 album Extremist Makeover (28-Days) in 2004, again with middle eastern progressive rock outfit Jericco in 2013, the performance of over 3,000 gigs in Australia and overseas and countless sessions in studios writing, recording and performing across three decades. Currently Matt is recording with earthy blues/rock outfit Dirt River Radio launching their fourth album in 2018 (incl. October EU tour), and debuting a standout four-piece group Numanic Art in 2019.
Throughout all of these experiences, Matt founded live electronica outfit K-Oscillate in 2001, and spent the following nine years performing predominantly live Drum and Bass, and in turn developed a complex, hybrid acoustic/electronic drum kit environment.
The detailed DAW set up involved in the K-Oscillate experience gradually evolved into a funk/reggae producing, grid-based composition platform in 2014 (Phantom Hitmen), wherein the concept of connecting two such environments across the Internet became a focal point for further exploration.
As Internet bandwidth, computer processing power and software application functionality developed, Matt invested increasing amounts of energy into developing performance environments within networked DAW infrastructure. Coupled with thirteen years of music lecturing and academic pursuits, the understanding of this technology’s progression towards commercially viable music (synced live gigs) has been a motivating factor for Telemidi.