Matias Mario Santos
Matias is a Swedish multi-instrumental composer and sound engineer currently based in Berlin.
With his 14 years of musical studies, being a member of several bands and having a Latin American background, Matias possesses a broad musical and cultural language and knowledge. Today, Matias is continuing his studies as a composer and sound engineer at Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology in Berlin.
Shortly after moving to Berlin, Matias worked closely with award winning German film composer Benedikt Schiefer on a short film, it was after this experience and friendship he decided to put all his artistic focus on orchestral programming and scoring for film, trailers and video games.
A big part of Matias identity and much of his artistic memories have to do with films and video games, and it’s all thanks to their music. It is therefore his musical philosophy is now to recreate these memories. And to achieve this, he’s always focusing on the director’s vision when composing for media, so his music can beautifully accompany the sound design and visuals, coloring the story and enhancing the experience of the viewer.
To give each piece an unique and more natural sounding texture, he commonly experiments with his own field recordings and recordings of live musicians.