The Highgate Hill talent and founding member of Brisbane band The Mouldy Lovers dedicates most of his time to music; a commitment which was rewarded when he and The Mouldy Lovers were recognised as finalists for a 2017 Queensland Music Award. Hsu’s spare moments are spent riding his bicycle around the neighbourhood, teaching (about entertainment) at QUT, or hanging around Hanasho Flower and Art and ìannoying Eba, the owner”.
Despite his long-term affiliation with The Mouldy Lovers, he says he has recently found himself unable to stop writing compositions that cannot be contained in a band format, and has stepped out from the safety of the seven-piece ensemble. Steeped in world music since childhood by virtue of his immigrant roots, Matt seeks the grey areas between cultures and their sounds. His parents were born in Taiwan; they
A musical prodigy of sorts, Matt learns, plays and records all instruments himself, tapping into an inventory of trumpet, accordion, clarinet, kitchen utensils, trombone, flugelhorn, euphonium, mbira, marimba, double bass, shakuhachi, tin whistle, furulya, banjo and other unique-sounding objects. The resulting sounds are ethereal but tactile and homespun … with no electronic shortcuts. As a solo artist in his home of
Matt Hsu is currently working on a number of collaborative projects with other emerging artists. To find out more about his upcoming events follow his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mattdangerhsu) or
@mattdangerhsu on Instagram.