Matthew Michael Ahern Hettich is Wake.
Matthew Michael Ahern Hettich is an electronic musician and new media artist.
Often, he is interested in the creation of spaces within spaces.
Often, he is interested in enabling movement.
Often, he is interested in texture.
Matthew Michael Ahern Hettich studied MutiFocus Music Technology (BFA) at the California Institute of the Arts and Electronic Music Composition & Improvisation at Mills College (MFA).
He releases music on Proximal Records, Khalija Records, Circuitree Records, and sometimes on his own Catalog Records (which he runs (inconsistently) with Jasmin Blasco).
“Matthew Michael Ahern Hettich is Wake. Wake draws his influences from flamingos, pink and purple, Roland Tr-808 drum machines, and late night hand-holding sessions on the beach. Having spent his early years in Miami, Florida, Wake is a product of suntans, booty shorts, and a lifetime of obsessing over I.D.M., hip-hop, and 1980s electro music. By using MOD Trackers and custom software Wake attempts to fuse all of these elements into a complex, coherent, and unique musical style. Whether he is writing music or performing, Wake hopes to transport listeners to a cloud city in the sky full of beach parties, and robot lovers. Wake holds degrees in Electronic Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts and and Mills College and is currently dividing his time between Oakland, California and the future.”