Matthew Diafos Sweeney

Mat is an Ovation Award winning performance maker and composer based in Los Angeles. He has been creating and producing new performance and music internationally under the four larks moniker since 2008. His work is fixated on memory, mythology, and transmediation.

Mat's direction, design, and music has been recognized and awarded by the LA Stage Alliance, Stage Raw, LA Weekly, TimeOut, and the Melbourne Greenroom Awards, and supported and commissioned by New Music USA, the Australia Council for the Arts, the City of Melbourne, the Getty Foundation and the Besen Foundation. Find information about his previous projects here, and a video & audio portfolio here. Upcoming projects include collaborations with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and the premiere of a new project at the Getty Villa in November 2018.

As a supplement to his creative practice with four larks, Mat curates and operates performance lab and new music series at Basic Flowers (a pop-up art space initially constructed for The Temptation of St Antony), acts as a creative & producing advisor for other independent arts projects, and leads workshops in performance creation & transdisciplinary dramaturgy.