Matthew Whiteside is a composer and occasional painter based in Glasgow. His interest lies in the combination of acoustic and electronic domains through both the physical combination of both and being influenced by electronic genres such as Glitch music. Through this he explores aural phenomena such as beating effects in complex sounds and space within a room. When using electronics he is careful to give them a distinct personality in order for them to be an integral part of the ensemble which the piece would be incomplete without.
He is a founding member of Edit-Point, a member of the Musicians' Union Writers' Committee, on the board of New Music Scotland and has set up Classical Open Mic with fellow composer Jason Staddon. Also all of his music is housed in the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.