Matthew Blessing is a composer, guitarist, and music technologist. He will be graduating this fall with a Doctorate in Experimental Music & Digital Media from Louisiana State University, where his research explores new human-computer interfaces focusing on musical expression. Matthew's most recent work involves the design and digital fabrication of embedded instruments. These instruments run on an embedded Linux CPU, such as the Raspberry Pi, connected to a variety of interactive sensors, amplifiers, and audio drivers.

Matthew received his Masters degree in Global Composition at San Diego State University and Bachelor degrees in Music Composition/Theory and Classical Guitar Performance from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.