Double bassist and music technologist Robert Matheson incorporates elements of classical, jazz, and contemporary music into his original works. In his solo performances, he achieves a fluid interaction between acoustic and electro-acoustic music. His performance setup allows him to perform live electro-acoustic music while maintaining the integrity of the natural, acoustic sound of the bass.
Robert has performed with ensembles representing a wide range of musical genres, including the Ironwood Duo, Portable Masterpieces, the Tucson Chamber Orchestra, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, and the Rebel Jazz Band. Solo and ensemble performances have taken him throughout the United States and to Europe.
Robert Matheson received a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in bass performance from the University of Arizona where he studied bass performance with Patrick Neher and music technology with Dr. Norman Weinberg and Dr. Craig Walsh. He previously studied bass performance with Barry Green at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Dr. David Young at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Matheson teaches double bass and bass guitar studio lessons, music technology, popular music, and directs the Digital Electro-Acoustic Performance (DEAP) Ensemble at Utah Tech University.