My name is Matt Saunders. For the past five years I have been creating original music at home under the name A Clearing.
Prior to that I played drums for numerous bands, most notably Tasteblind and Sirrah's Pupil.
All music at this site is 100% me, unless otherwise noted. I sing and play all instruments (drums, guitar, bass, midi keyboard, percussion), tweak all the knobs and boost all the faders, and maintain the website and all associated sites myself.
A listen to my music (at right) will tell you what I am about. I like loud aggressive rock flecked with psychedelic flourishes and sprinkled with folky acoustic goodness, but am known to dabble in ambient and trance with my midi keyboard for dancing, soundtracking and scoring purposes.
I believe music should stand for something and reflect the sensibilities of its creator, and hopefully the music on this site does exactly that: I am a 35-year-old progressive who came of age in the 90's and has expatriated from the United States to live with my partner Emily in Adelaide.
While A Clearing is a mostly solitary pursuit, I do like to share and collaborate, so please feel free to contact me using the form with feedback, jamming opportunities, and/or recording ideas.