Composer/ Producer/ Content Creator
• Composer/Producer/Creative Director-Music and Sound Design for over 2500 National TV Commercials
• Staff Composer-Primetime TV
• Recording/Touring Bass player-Ray Charles
• Nashville Studio Musician and Producer
• Sample library-Content Creator
Mat was a founding partner and Creative Director of Spank! with studios in Chicago and Santa Monica, which for fourteen years created music and sonic identities for the national TV ad campaigns of such brands as Toyota, Apple, Cadillac, Coke, Pepsi, Disney, Motorola, Samsung, Gatorade, Sears, Mazda (“Zoom Zoom Zoom!”), Kellogg’s, McDonalds, Budweiser, Quaker, Wrigley, Nintendo, Hallmark, Chevrolet, Ford, Orbitz, and many more brands from your kitchen, media room, and driveway.
Staff composer for Paramount & NBC weekly comedy series “Lateline” and “Kristin” with Kristin Chenoweth
Staff Composer for HBO Family’s long-running series “Crashbox”
Staff composer for the popular anime weekly series “Little Twins” and live action “Twilight Mysteries” for Toei in Tokyo.
Score composer for Hollywood cult films “The Guyver,” with Mark Hamill, and “Silent Night Deadly Night Part 5”
His music is currently heard in many TV shows like”Nova,” "Guy's Grocery Games," “Build It Bigger,” “Pawn Stars,” and more
Lead Composer/Producer/Orchestrator on recordings with:
The London Symphony Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Shafer & the Latenight Band
The Vienna Choir Boys
KC and the Sunshine Band
As production specialist he worked with artists such as Brian McKnight and Take 6.
Created a 2.5 hour Audio and Video Branding experience for Just Born, Inc., maker of Marshmallow Peeps, at the Mall of America, including Music, Sound Design, Brand Song, and Multi-Screen Animation
His piece “Legacy” was part of an installation in the Grand Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His chamber work, “ A Mere Trifle,” premiered in Havana, Cuba.
Some Favorite Clients
From TV shows, Commercials, Film & Recordings
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Music Tracks: Covers & Originals
Sound-Alikes & Covers for National TV Commercials
LIFESAVERS "WE ARE SWEET"
Best Musical Arrangement
PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG FREE AMERICA “Drowning”
Effie Award Winner
HELENE CURTIS hair products
The network yanked this ad very quickly -and it wasn't because of the music!
Music & Sound Design collaboration
Online Cocktail Recipe
Main Title Music for the long-running HBO series
BP AMOCO "Reasons"
HYUNDAI "What If"
ILLINOIS LOTTERY "Futon"
Directed by Aaron Ruell (Kip from Napoleon Dynamite)
Spank Music Reel
Mat co-founded Spank and was Creative Director for 14 years
CHEF BOYARDEE “Rolling Can”
Produced for US TV & Cinema, yet sung in French for an "Italian" product...
KELLOGG'S “Young at Heart”
HUBBA BUBBA ”Polar Bear
We are the Oompah Band in the end tag
It's an oldie, but hey it's Michael Jordan -and it won an AICP Award