'Weston's drumming is filled with subtleties. He uses a light touch to convey muted sensitivity by deftly massaging the skins and rims. His playing has a stark reality to it, a feeling of nomadic wandering without hope of reaching nirvana. When his playing becomes brusque on 'Vacuums IV', the aggressiveness is overt to the point of being disconcertingly intense. Weston puts a unique spin on the drum solo and creates tones of atypical sonority. He is a sound explorer on an apparent endless quest for purity.' --Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine Percussionist-composer Matt Weston has performed throughout the US and in Europe, and has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV. He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Milford Graves, Kevin Drumm, William Parker, Jack Wright and others. His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, Signal To Noise, Cadence, and Bananafish. His solo album 'Vacuums' has garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with Barn Owl and with Tizzy. He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels. A new label, 7272Music, is set to launch with the aim of releasing limited editions of Weston's live performances. In addition to his solo work, Weston is a member of Barn Owl (with guitarist Chris Cooper and bassist Andy Crespo); and is guitarist/vocalist with Tizzy (with drummer/vocalist Teri Morris and bassist/vocalist Jen Stavely). past performances include: -Music/Dance Performance Workshop, School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V) -extended collaboration with the Rotterdam Improvisers Pool (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V) -Three Days In October festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V), Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Jazz -Vision Festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V) -Autumn Uprising Festival (as a member of Barn Owl) -Improvised And Otherwise Festival (with Blaise Siwula and Eric Zinman) -appearances at the Knitting Factory, NYC; the Riviera Theater, Chicago; O42, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Washington University, St. Louis -five national tours as a soloist.