No Extra Notes

Matthew Reid
October 10, 2011, 12:18 pm
Filed under: Composers


Matthew Reid

B. 1972 D. 2083

Current Location: Toronto, CA



Matthew Reid’s been making music since he was considerably small and studied classical composition with some of Canada’s most respected composers including Walter Buczynski and Lothar Klein.

For the last ten years, he’s been known for creating scores for comedic productions including the Dora Nominated “Bird Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Tased and Confused”, the Canadian Comedy Award winning “Facebook of Revelations the notorious “Swiss Family Guy Robinson.” Essentially he gets to spend every night getting laughed at.

He’s also scored a handful of Bravo!FACT shorts recently including “Jesus 2.0” a song for which he also wrote the lyrics and appeared as the theatrical musical director on “Second City’s Next Comedy Legend.”

Currently he is the musical director for Second City Toronto and recently produced the medieval inspired album “Courtyards and Fairgrounds” and his single “M* F* Ping Pong” (named the best comedy music of 2008 by EYE Toronto) under the artist name “Champ Smacker.”

Always a little out of fashion, he never really found an outlet for his “serious” works, nevertheless, he continues to occasionally create music for music’s sake that makes him and a small group of people pretty happy.

He also autotuned John Cage’s 4’33”. Seriously.

Music © 2001 & 2011 Matthew Reid

Photograph © 2004 David Leyes

Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of No Extra Notes

Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

Podcast © 2011 No Extra Notes


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