With a history of playing in DIY Indie bands and live electronica acts, Matt Ridgway is a multi-faceted musician and educator from Melbourne, Australia. Working with Ableton Live since version 3 in early 2004, Matt has extensive knowledge and teaching experience with both Live and Push.
Producing immersive, atmospheric electronica with guitar-based soundscapes as Winterpark, Matt Ridgway is an award-winning composer. He has a diverse portfolio that includes numerous album releases, international tours, sync placement, sound design, preset creation, composition for ads, installation, games and app content.
He has worked in a range of academic contexts including Secondary School, TAFE, Higher Education and Music Production Schools. Matt has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is one of the long-term facilitators of the highly regarded Ableton User Group Melbourne which runs out of Arts Centre Melbourne.
Matt works with artists to develop performance and production skills using Live as the central hub of their music creation. He runs workshops at institutions, mentors music teachers and can consult with institutions on curriculum and the integration of music technology into their classrooms.