HomeClassicalMatt Siffert: Daybreak in Alabama and Riverside Drive Carl May 25, 2012 Classical 4 Comments This is new music from Matt Siffert, whose debut EP, Morningside, is set for release on June 26. Here is what Siffert says about himself: Matt Siffert is a New York-based composer, songwriter, and bassist. He is committed to these duties as individual crafts, as well as exploring the connections between all three. As a composer, he has premiered music locally at the Kaufman Center and Steinway Hall , as well as internationally in Cuba and Croatia. He has worked with groups such as Trio Kavak and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). As a songwriter, he has been a fellow at the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Workshop at Northwestern University. Morningside, he writes, “weaves my interests in instrumental composition and songwriting, much in the style of Gabriel Kahane. My ensemble features piano, percussion, French horn, cello, and me on bass and vocals.” Asked to send links representing artists who influenced him, Siffert sent Kahane’s Charming Disease and Sasha Siem’s Tug of War, which features the Mivos Quartet.