As a classical pianist at the conservatory, Myderwyk abandoned the music of his heroes Bach, Liszt and Messiaen to develop his own musical vocabulary. First of all, he decided to throw away the rulebook of classical music altogether, ending up enthralled in the wonderful world of free-jazz. Making music without plan or pre-written composition gave a new creative impulse that pushed the musician’s craft to exciting new directions. Myderwyk learned his most important lesson in this experimental period; music isn't something written on paper, but materializes in the moment.
Ataraxia is the first piano album of Myderwyk with prescribed compositions. Although his records are conceived almost exclusively on the piano, it’s not always the case live. His music is constantly evolving; often enough, he breaks with traditional laws by constantly switching instruments, often appearing on stage with an arsenal of synthesizers, drum machines and organs. In other words, Matteo Myderwyk feels at home in any type of setting: at the festivals and in the clubs, the concert halls and the churches.