Jack Matthias

Credits

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
2015Composer
Music Composing
Mould
Josh Ormerod
Bear Bait Films
2014Composer
Music Composing
Glue
Daniel Nettheim, Cathy Brady, Olly Blackburn
Eleven Films
2013Composer: Additional Music
Music Composing
The List
Klaus Hüttmann
Cabin Fever Films
2009Composer
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

    BESPOKE COMPOSITION

    SOUND DESIGN

    AUDIO INCEPTION AND BRIEFING

    HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

    AUDIO EDITING, REPAIR

    ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION

    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
    Organisations
    • BASCA
    • Musicians' Union
    Primary Instrument
    • Cello
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Music Library
    • Music Video
    • Orchestra
    • Production / Engineering
    • Publicity
    • Songwriter