The Mineral Kingdom

The Mineral Kingdom aka Matthew Joseph Payne (Oakland, CA) – Vibraphone/Vocals/Game Boy/Electronics
10:00 pm Saturday, July 15th

Matthew Joseph Payne is an Oakland-based composer and multi-instrumentalist working in the fertile intersection of chipmusic, folk and pop tunes, and classical composition. Blending the timbres of TI-83s and handheld gaming systems with banjos, vibraphones, and an array of electronics and handbuilt instruments, Payne has cultivated a body of work characterized by virtuosity and whimsey in equal measure.

Payne has worked as a performer, arranger and/or composer with Pomplamoose and Jonathan Mann, Bay Areas bands The Family Crest, Radiation City, and The Glowing Stars, and a number of San Francisco dance and theater companies. He has been commissioned as a composer by The International Low Brass Trio, flutist Meerenai Shim, and Shim’s flute/percussion duo (and fellow NMASS performers) A/B Duo.

For his NMASS performance on Sunday, July 16th, Payne will perform a set of songs arranged for vibraphone, electronics, Game Boy, and vocals with accompaniment of Meerenai Shim (flute), Chris Jones (vibraphone), Douglas Laustsen (trombone), Henna Chou (cello)

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Matthew Joseph Payne performing “Pewter Handles” (featuring Ap0c on euphonium) at 8STATIC:

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