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Mateyko blends an eclectic mix of influences into his compositions, garnering his vocabulary from Ornette Coleman’s mountain-shattering sheets of sound to the timeless grooves of MF DOOM. Born with the heart condition Tetralogy of Fallot, he could not engage in contact sports with other children, and music provided an outlet to express himself and connect with other people. Mateyko’s dedicated passion for upright & electric bass, composition, production, and performance provide a sense of escape and exploration to those around him. Mateyko is currently pursuing B.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He studies with Matt Brewer, Scott Pingel, and Sharay Reed.