Matthias Arter's musical vocation has followed an unconventional path. For many years now he has appeared as soloist and improviser, his lively interest in contemporary art forms and unconventional programme concepts determining new aesthetic directions. In his capacity as composer Matthias Arter has made public appearances with works for choir, solo voices, orchestra, solo instruments and some chamber music. He also works as chamber music player (e.g. Octomania, Arion Quintet, aequatuor, pre-art soloists), conductor and teaches oboe at the University of the Arts Berne. His soloistic career has been documented by numerous CD's on pan classics, col legno, MGB, RecRec, Arte Nova and en avant.