From comic book adaptations to award-winning documentaries, Filipino-American composer Nathan Matthew David has scored some of the most exciting projects of the last few years. His dark synth and guitar driven work was recently heard on the Russo Brothers’ adaptation of the acclaimed comic ‘Deadly Class’. And his emotional and poignant music featured in the powerful and Peabody Award-winning docu-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’. For the latter, he also took home an ASCAP 2020 Screen Award.
Born to Filipinx immigrants, his family taught him music at a young age. His curiosity would lead him to play in bands and to study film scoring at USC’s prestigious Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television program. He would go on to be mentored by and collaborate with Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther) and Theodore Shapiro (Bombshell). With the former, he co-composed the A24 film starring Chance The Rapper, ‘SLICE’.
He is active in the Filipino-American community. He is currently writing an album featuring indigenous Filipinx instruments, chamber ensemble and electronics that releases later in 2020.
Upcoming, he is composing for an interactive series from the Russo Brothers and Justin Lin, as well as a feature documentary on Kid Cudi. He also performed and created synth sounds for the upcoming Christopher Nolan film, ‘Tenet’.
He is associated with ASCAP and The Composers Diversity Collective.
The Lakeshore Records release of his score for 'The Last Word' can be found here.