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SELECTED CREDITS

Y'VAN:

THE LOST SOUNDS OF SAIGON

Composer

2024 >

 

Y Vân: The Lost Sounds of Saigon is a feature length documentary film that tells the epic story of Y Vân, a legendary Vietnamese composer, and his granddaughter Khoa as she journeys to uncover and preserve his lost music. Forthcoming.

 

THROUGH THE VEIL

Composer

2024 >

 

Through the Veil meditatively & artistically documents a sacred gathering of Nepalese Buddhist monks in support of peace for Palestine. Forthcoming.

INTRODUCING HOMEOPATHY

Music Team

2024 >

 

Introducing Homeopathy is a beautifully shot new feature length documentary providing ample evidence for the power of Homeopathy to heal humans and animals. Forthcoming on Netflix.

ST MARKS

Composer

2023 >

 

SINES

Composer

2023 >

St Marks is a new comedy TV series set in Brooklyn, currently in production. Forthcoming.

SINES is a union of music and technology that elevates mental health, wellness and performance optimization in all sectors of industry and society. I'm honored to join their small team of very talented composers.

NICHOLSON & BELLE

Composer, Musical Director & Performer

2023 >

 

UNIVERSAL OUTSIDER

 

Composer & Producer

 

2022

 

QUANDRA LOKA

 

Composer & Producer

 

2022

 

Nicholson & Belle is our sound healing performance troupe established 2018 in Los Angeles to offer sound baths and other immersive musical occasions. Our current residency is at Indian Springs Resort, Calistoga, California.

"Australian-born Matthew Liam Nicholson creates ethereal experimental folk rock, combining unexpected instrumentation with haunting melodies to create a universe all his own. His forthcoming LP Universal Outsider features intricately layered orchestral textures and uniquely poetic lyrics, with a timeless quality that puts him far above the average singer/songwriter. For fans of Sufjan Stevens, Father John Misty & Animal Collective" - Koze Music

I was honored to be commissioned to compose the score for the Quandra Loka - a 55 minute long video installation of sublime underwater multiple exposures by the artist & spiritual master Adi Da Samraj. My composition partner for this project was piano legend Nick Milo (Joe Cocker, Tower of Power, East Bay Soul)

NINE MOVEMENTS

Composer & Producer

 

2021

 

Nine Movements (featuring Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) is an Ambient/Modern Classical album released by Longform Editions. It was composed for immersive, meditative participation in live sound bath occasions. The Guardian cited it's Longform Editions release as a hidden gem of 2021.

THE DUKHA

Composer

2020

 

Composed the score (with strings maestro & longtime collaborator Dominic Johnson) to this beautiful short film set in Mongolia with one of the last remaining nomadic Reindeer herding family groups. Featured in many film festivals.

JUST BE

Composer 

2020

 

Two sisters, with supernatural powers, are kidnapped by sex traffickers. The kidnappers, unknowing of their victims' unique powers, are in for a rude awakening upon realizing they messed with the wrong girls. A very fun thriller to score.

WHITE WOLVES

Composer

2019

 

White Wolves is a beautifully shot surf film involving water, romance and healing.

CRSHD

Composer

2018

 

CRSHD is an indie comedy feature directed by the talented young Emily Cohn - involving arts school shenanigans. CRSHD debuted at Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2019.

CONSCIOUS LIGHT

Composer & Producer

2018

 

I composed the score to a film about the the spiritual teacher Adi Da. An Original Soundtrack Album was created from extended cuts of the film score, which I produced.

SOUNDS OF RED BULL

Composer & Producer

2018

 

SUN DOG by AT/ALL

Composer & Producer

2016

 

I was commissioned by Red Bull to create an album of 20 instrumental pieces. Half were guitar based indie rock, the other half more electronic.

AT ALL is an experimental electronic pop group with Pascal Babare and Lucy J Roleff. Sun Dog is our first LP. It caught some critical sunshine and a few syncs in US & AU Film & TV.

DEFYING EMPIRE

Composer

2016

 

THE ASCENT OF ORPHEUS

 

Composer

2016

 

LA PETITE MORTE

 

Composer

2010

 

Defying Empire was an historical exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous artists at the National Gallery of Australia. I composed the music to numerous of short films about the artists involved.

I was commissioned to compose the score for the main audio-visual component for The Ascent of Orpheus, a fine art exhibtion of Adi Da Samraj's Transcendental Image-Art. My composition looped throughout the Bargello National Museum of Florence, Italy (housing priceless renaissance works) for 3 months.

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