Ever since learning the classical violin age 5, Matt has enjoyed a broad range of musical experiences as a multi-instrumentalist performing, composing and producing. He plays instruments including violin, guitars, keyboards, percussion, flute, clarinet, cello and zither in ensembles ranging from symphony orchestras to solo performances, psychedelic rock to gentle folk, Bollywood string quartets to improvised electronica, from Glastonbury main stages to numerous live BBC sessions.
Matt’s multi-instrumentalism and broad experience enable him to create organic and earthy scores often capturing richly nuanced improvisations and live instrumental textures.
He’s worked as a producer for Ninja Tunes records collaborating with Vashti Bunyan, Fink and Jono McCleery, as assistant to film composer Patrick Doyle and holds an MA in Film composition from the National Film and Television School. He has composed a number of commissions for companies including the BBC, Discovery Channel and Disney and in the last two years alone has scored over 30 short films (see below) with recent screenings at the House of Commons and film festivals including Berlin, Angers, Locarno and San Sebastien.
Recent works include:
- Miss Todd dir. Kristina Yee. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Student Academy Awards 2013. Official Selection Seoul International Animation Festival 2013.
- Sodiq dir. Adeyemi. Screened at House of Commons 13.12.12
- Mass of Men dir. Gabriel Gauchet. Winner of the Golden Leopard in Locarno 2012, Panavision award and FREAK Independent Film Agency award in San Sebastian 2012, Golden Mikeldi for Best International Fiction & Audience Award in ZINEBI Bilbao 2012, Criticsâ€˜ Prize for Best International Short Film & Brazilian Documentary Makers Association Prize, Janela IFF 2012.
- Fucking, Drifting, Grasping, City Lights dir. Ola Jankowska. Festival Premier Plans D’Angers 2013.
- Our Name Is Michael Morgan dir. Maurice Caldera. Berlin Short Film
- Festival 2012.
- Dollface dir. Louis Paxton. Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013 and Dead
- by Dawn Horror Festival 2013
- Miss Todd dir. Kristina Yee 2013
- Sleeping with the Fishies dir. Yousif Al-Khalifa 2013
- Anamnesis dir. Ben Goodger 2013
- The Estuary of River Cuckmere dir. Ola Jankowska. 2013
- Bombay Fight Night dir. Jasleen Sethi 2013