Matias Jose

Music, Composition, Technology, Gaming

Biography

Matias Jose was born in La Plata, Argentina in 1982. He moved to Mar del Plata in 1984 and lived there until 1997 when he moved to Buenos Aires. Singing his first song when he was only eight months old, he was nevertheless not directly involved with music until the age of 8, thus he spent his childhood experimenting with different arts apart from music, such as painting, carbon drawing, writing and sculpting. Music was indeed a hidden all-times hobby while other arts (except perhaps writing and computer programming) appeared and vanished within periods of few years. He started to experiment with music writing at the age of 8, time in which he had his first public appearance as rock-pop singer in Mar del Plata. Much later he met classical music and started piano lessons under the teacher Patricia Falco when he was 14. He soon started to write several piano compositions.

He moved to Buenos Aires and studied with Enrique López who made him enter in the Conservatorio de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires in 2000 and later (2002) in the Conservatorio Nacional “Carlos López Buchardo”. He studied piano with Alicia Pez, Laly Escobar, Antonio DeRaco and Daniel Goldstein among others. In 2004 he played a concert as a pianist in the Teatro Colón of Mar del Plata in which he played his own works as well as Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin, after which he moved to New York in the search for better sources of self improvement and opportunities where he started his career in the tech industry. He later moved back to Buenos Aires in 2005.

He is an autodidact in which regards to composition. His musical form is mainly self-implemented and his compositional structures try to escape from the conventional, unlike his harmony, which is very conservative.

He has written several works for Piano, plus a small collection for chamber music, voices, chorus (all with piano).

He also has become expert in Javascript programming and other Web techniques and has become part of the regular staff of programmers at Chess.com.