Matthew Steinke [b. 1972] is an American artist and composer working with robotics, sculpture, and animation. His sonic narratives and musical experiments take the form of audio recordings, videos, performances, and installations. His invented instruments combine electromechanical engineering and acoustic design for both composed and improvised performances.
Over the past two decades, Steinke’s robotic installations and performances have been presented in museums, galleries, and festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His work has been featured in Wired, Artweek LA, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Hackaday, and on the cover of Tape Op. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, he divides his time between music composition, performance, filmmaking, installation, acoustic research, and experimental musical instrument design.