"...his presence is a reverent percussive touch..." popmatters
Adam Matta is a beatboxer and vocal performance artist from New York City. Appeared with Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall and with The Carolina Chocolate Drops, appearing on their Grammy-nominated album, Leaving Eden, and on the Hunger Games Soundtrack. Headlined 2009 UK Human Beatbox Convention, Joe’s Pub, BAMCafe, La Mama, Telfair Museum, Dartmouth College, New Museum for Contemporary Art and Here Arts Center. Featured on PBS, Showtime, CUNY-TV, WNYE and NPR. Music appears on The L Word, Season II: Sessions (Tommy Boy), and in documentary, Planet B-Boy. Artist in Residence at Cornell University, Digital Performance Institute, Here Arts Center, League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, School of Visual Arts’ Visible Futures Lab. Appeared with Daniel Beaty, Akim Funk Buddha, Aaron Comess, Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Nihan Devecioglu, Cenk Erdogan, Fireworks Ensemble, David Fiuczynski, Reg E Gaines, Karsh Kale, Eyal Maoz, Todd Reynolds, Hank Roberts, Sxip Shirey, Shara Worden, Bora Yoon. Released app integrating his art and music through Gralbum Collective, available in the Apple Store. Taught beatboxing to blind and multiply disabled youth at Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx, with BEATNYC.