Mathieu Gendreau

Mathieu Gendreau

Mathieu Gendreau - Associate Professor & Music Industry Program Director

Music
Phone Number: 856-256-4500 ext. 53710
Office: Wilson Hall 122

Mathieu Gendreau

Mathieu Gendreau is the founder and the director of the Bachelor of Science in Music Industry degree program. He is a music producer, composer, recording artist, and label owner. His creative and research areas include producing a professional recording, scoring to picture and video games, negotiating contracts, touring and publishing. His music productions have been released by labels such as EMI, Mute, Virgin, Sony, Tommy Boy, Ministry of Sound and Universal, and artists including Goldfrapp, New Order, Arthur Baker, Tommie Sunshine, CLIENT, Erasure and King Britt.

Prior to Rowan, he taught at Drexel University in Philadelphia and at the University of Westminster in London, UK. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), GRAMMY, PRS, MCPS and PPL.

As a recording artist, Mathieu is half of the indie-electronic duo Plastic Operator. The band caught the attention of BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank with the song "Folder" in 2005 and the single was signed to Sunday Best Recordings. In 2007, Mathieu launched his own label, Fine Day Records, and released Plastic Operator's album "Different Places" to critical acclaim. The band performed live in many of Europe's largest clubs, events and festivals including Bestival (Isle of Wight), Razzmatazz Club (Barcelona), Petrol, Culture Club (Belgium) and Paris Fashion Week. Mathieu has produced numerous remixes, including "Chains of Love - Plastic Operator remix" for chart-topping band Erasure (Mute/EMI).

In 2018, under his house music moniker JAXX DE LUXE, Mathieu signed to legendary house music label Nervous Records with the single “I’m Taking You High – Feat. Aphra”.  Later that year his JAXX DE LUXE remix of Lenny Kravitz's "Low" was part of a remix package that pushed the single to Number 1 on the Billboard Dance Music Chart. 

Another of his recent efforts as a recording artist is a downtempo instrumental electronica project under the name Expo 67. The Expo 67 EP "Never Without You" was released on Fine Day Records / SONY The Orchard in 2019.

His work as a composer has been featured in films and videos, television programs, advertisements, and video games for Ubisoft, Autodesk, MIT, WYBE, Coca-Cola, Radio-Canada Television and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Games Awards.


Education:

  • DEC Classical Music, Collège de Musique de Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Canada
  • MA Audio Production, University of Westminster, London, UK

Websites:

www.finedaymusic.com
www.plasticoperator.com
www.finedayrecords.com