Matthew Shipp Interview

Source: Perfect Sound Forever.

Matthew Shipp is a New York based pianist and composer. He was raised In Wilmington, Delaware and attended the University of Delaware and the New England Conservatory of Music. Shipp has been at the forefront of jazz and improvised music since the 1990’s. His musical style draws on jazz, contemporary classical music, and electronic music. He has recently released four albums, To Duke, Re-union, Village Mothership, and Codebreaker. He has performed with other artists such as David S. Ware, William Parker, DJ Spooky, Rob Brown, and Ivo Perlman. On November 5, 2021, we spoke about his music and career. The original text has been edited for clarity.