Matt Van  Brink, composer, pianist, accordionist

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Articles


"Teaching Improvisation"
Improv Insights, December 2014
A field report from Concordia Conservatory's Summer Composition & Songwriting Intensive

"Writing Over"
NewMusicBox, May 2012
Reporting on The Intimacy Of Creativity workshops

"Striking a Balance"
"Writing to Stereotype"
"That Eight-Minute Threshold"

NewMusicBox, May 2008
Three reports for NewMusicBox from VocalEssence's "Essentially Choral" workshops.

"Zappaesque"
Relix, April/May 2006
In collaboration with Jesse Jarnow, a short analysis of "Inca Roads."

Scrap Happy


Each Scrap Happy is a collection of 100 old gems, new favorites, oddball ephemera, and the occasional earworm. Collected every December from my ears to yours.

Scrap Happy 2017 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2016 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2015 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2014 No Scrap Happy
Scrap Happy 2013 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2012 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2011 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2010 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2009 ==> LINK
Scrap Happy 2008 ==> LINK



Geometry Sonnet

A sonnet about the Phythagorean comma. ==> LINK