Jack Matthias


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Composer
Music Composing
True Horror 'Terror in the Woods'
Gareth Tunley
Eleven Films
2017 - 2018Composer
Music Composing
True Horror 'Ghost in the Wall'
Rob Savage
Eleven Films
2017 - 2018Composer
Music Composing
True Horror 'Hellfire Farm'
Tom Kingsley
Eleven Films
Music Composing
Josh Ormerod
Bear Bait Films
Music Composing
Daniel Nettheim, Cathy Brady, Olly Blackburn
Eleven Films
2013Composer: Additional Music
Music Composing
The List
Klaus Hüttmann
Cabin Fever Films
Music Composing
Empire: Total War
Creative Assembly
Creative Assembly
  • About me

    Composer: True Horror (C4), Glue (E4), Empire Total War (Creative Assembly), 10000000 adverts

    Additional Skills







    Additional Information

    Someone once told me, “it takes ten years to truly arrive as a media composer”. Looking back now, ten years later, I not only agree, but would also add that despite the long journey, there is nothing I would have changed about my career trajectory thus far.

    I began as a runner at Amber Music when I was 18, gaining first-hand access to the seasoned expertise and knowledge of in-house composers, whilst also sitting in direct proximity with leading Music Producers. Holding this position in the formative stages of my career is something I am privileged to have had, and I picked up industry knowhow that simply cannot be gleaned from any other source. All things considered, I believe this was the best possible foundation upon which to build a basis as a media composer.

    Within a year of leaving Amber Music, I had scored music for a major multi-national advertising campaign (Samsung) and an Ivor Novello nominated video game (Empire: Total War). More recently, I have written original scores for Channel 4’s dramatised documentary series True Horror, co-written the music for E4’s teen-drama Glue (written by Jack Thorne), had a commercial played at the Superbowl half-time show, written music for the US Marines recruitment campaign, telecoms companies, banks, fashion brands and everything else in between.

    In the interim, I wrote for various composers. These relationships led me towards creating music for a wide variety of projects in film, games and advertising, adding to my portfolio a hugely varied and eclectic mix of music and sound design.

    Working with live musicians, recording myself, or drawing on my own vast library of personal sounds, I have come to find my own style: extensive use of vocal textures, warped organic landscapes, personally crafted sound palettes with a blend of electronic elements. I like to approach briefs from new angles and my production is often commented on for being unexpected and for its evocative and emotional quality.

    Previously a performing cellist and vocalist as well as a songwriter and guitarist for a gigging band, I now create original tracks, as well as internationally released remixes under the alias JKS?.

    Based in London, I have undertaken projects from every continent and am equally at home recording an orchestral session in Bratislava, an up-and-coming vocalist at Abbey Road, or by myself designing new sounds in my studio.

    Industry Awards

    Ivor Novello Nomination (Empire: Total War)

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Bass Guitar
    • Cello
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    Musical Style
    • A capella
    • Acoustic
    • Ambient
    • Chillout
    • Classical
    • Electronica
    • Experimental
    • Garage
    • Hip hop
    • Industrial
    • Trip-hop
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • No
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    • BASCA
    • Musicians' Union
    Primary Instrument
    • Cello
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Music Library
    • Music Video
    • Orchestra
    • Production / Engineering
    • Publicity
    • Songwriter