Matt is 2020 QMusic Award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. His one-person orchestra project Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra is the brainchild of his offbeat musical sensibilities, shaped by a childhood stint as a Buddhist monk, touring with Japanese loop ninja Kenta Hayashi, co-founding folk-punk band The Mouldy Lovers, immersion into street jazz in New Orleans, and love of cinematic scores. He draws on his Taiwanese immigrant roots to create otherworldly compositions that celebrate difference, inclusivity and the fuzzy spaces in-between cultures. Enamoured with natural sounds, Matt blends traditional instruments from around the world and rethought everyday objects (such as bicycle spokes, saws and kitchen utensils), with field recordings and orchestral instruments. Matt has composed and performed for TEDx, Bigsound, Laboite Theatre Company, and has charted at #1 on 4ZZZ. Learn more about Matt’s music at obscureorchestra.com.