About me

My name is Matthew Houston. I use the pronouns “he, him, his.” I was born in so called Maine, USA. I grew up around the forests, swamps, mountains, and lakes there. I now live in Baile Átha Cliath, aka Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland.

I am a composer, sound artist, field recordist, and musician. Also guitarist, bassist, singer, banjo player (clawhammer, mostly), and laptoperator. And a fledgling uilleann piper. I was a lecturer on music theory, ethics, songwriting, philosophy of language, computer and electronic music, and the philosophy of music. Also, I’m an IT systems administrator specializing in Linux and BSD systems for rural municipal offices and non-profits.

Currently I’m working full time as a Senior Systems Administrator for DIAS, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Study.

About this site

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Privacy note

I do not personally collect any data about you via this website. When you visit this website, your IP address will be logged by the webserver which is serving up the content of this site (this is normal). I do not check these logs unless there is a problem with the backend of the website.

How to contact me

You are welcome to email me: matthewshouston (at) gmail (dot) com

I’m also on Mastodon.