Matthew Simonson

is creating Music in Objects (music videos)

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this is an entry point that shows that you value my work and thinks it's worth something. I greatly appreciate your contribution to my efforts!  You also get access to my patreon community and can interact with me regularly. Plus: 

  • Download of the full version of the episode's song
  • My sincerest thanks for supporting me and this project. You are AWESOME.
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  • Your name will appear at the end of each video.  I will contact you to confirm that you want to be included
  • Download of the full version of the episode's song
Music In Everything Supporter
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  • Exclusive access to my Music in Everything mini-video series.  In these videos I show you the sound transformation of whatever I happen to be recording (not always non-musical objects, but often times objects that are really cool, but not sonically interesting enough to support a whole piece).  These will arrive every other week in between the full MIO episodes.
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Welcome to the Patreon for Music in Objects!
Music in Objects is a video series about transforming sounds and finding music in unconventional sources. In each video, I take an object, record the sounds it makes, and make music using only sounds I recorded from that object. I never have any idea what I'm going to make or how it's going to turn out until I'm making the piece.  I think you'll be amazed at some of the music that can be created from, say, a piece of paper:

My goal with each piece is to make something that sounds musical...not just arranging the raw sound in some sort of rhythm.  That stuff is cool, but what interests me most is the transformation of the sounds into something completely different.  Suddenly a cell phone is a synth, a spatula is a kick drum, the hum of a heater a beautiful texture.  If this interests you, or if you just like to hear music, you have come to the right place.

I started out doing these challenges on my own because they are fun.  Pretty soon, I realized that this is the confluence of a lot of different interests (sound design, sampling, field recording, production, video making).  I'm already improving my skills and I'm excited to go as far as I can with it.  And if I could inspire others to get out there and make music with whatever they have, or create a mini-community of enthusiasts, that would be amazing. I've got some really cool ideas for the future.  But allow me to be a little selfish for a second...

My day job kinda sucks, but life costs money.
Any cool thing I'm able to do has to be in the margins of the 9-5 job, at least for now, and I believe that my musical skills are worth more to the world than my ability to push papers.  But the current state of the industry is one where I'm not exactly sure where I fit in and what I can do to make this kind of thing my career.  I'm exploring, but it's confusing and frustrating sometimes.
At the very least, these videos show the world what I'm capable of, and if something evolves from that, that's great.  But if you really love what I do and you want to see more of it, your direct support goes so much further.  I won't be quitting the day job just yet, but a little extra here and there to helps me pay bills and grow this operation.

By becoming my patron, you help me expand my abilities as a producer, engineer, and artist.  Who knows what amazing things will come of that.

And hey, you get more stuff than just the normal YouTube videos! Samples, project files, tutorials, more songs, etc. are exclusive to you and the other members of this community.

If you can't afford to become a patron, no worries.  I'm still happy/amazed we're in a world where I can make videos from my kitchen and someone in Bali can watch them.  But I encourage you to share with others, follow me on twitter/facebook/instagram and all that.  You never know if that small action might end up changing my life forever.

But most importantly, keep enjoying the videos!


How many videos do you make per month?
I'm on schedule for 1 video every other week, so occasionally it'd be 3 per month, but normally 2.  There might be some times when I just can't get it together, but I'm serious about releasing videos consistently.

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yep, you can cancel or adjust your pledge for any reason at any time. You can also set a monthly maximum to ensure you are never charged more than you can handle, regardless of how many videos I post in a given month.

If you have any other questions or just want to chat, contact me: [email protected]
$6 of $10 per YouTube Video
Proof of concept.
Does anyone like what I'm doing?
I hope so!
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