Matt Miller

Composer & Sound Designer for Games, TV and Film



all compositions by Matt Miller / published by VideoHelper

The nature of writing production music for a library means that you never know when and where your music is going to be used, so it's always a nice surprise when you're watching a show and you think 'Wait, I know that tune. Where's that from? Oh yeah!'. The video below is a perfect example: Season 1, Episode 8 of the HBO show Vice uses my ScoreHelper/VideoHelper track "Tombouctou" from roughly 7:37 to 8:19.

Watch VICE on HBO Fridays at 11 PM, only on HBO: Segment 1: Senegalese Laamb Wrestling The most popular sport in the West African country of Senegal isn't soccer -- it's laamb, combining Greco-Roman wrestling moves with eclectic pre-fight rituals and dances.

Narrow Escape, from the ScoreHelper score Gift of Prophecy, depicts a high intensity foot chase through the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of the Medina in Marrakech. The percussive elements in the track include my own bendir, da'arbuka and sheet metal samples, and, if I remember correctly, Taiko samples from an old Akai library.

Club Zaire is my best attempt at playing Soukous guitar which I love Love LOVE!!! That's my wife Cathy's soaring harmonies.

I wanted to name this cut "Kishkas & Gravy" but the publishers thought that was a bit too obscure. What can I say.... They love me in Romania.

Sound Design

all compositions by Matt Miller / published by VideoHelper

High Intensity film trailers often use a hodge-podge of sound design and music from multiple sources. The official trailer for the 2008 film Cloverfield uses a few snippets of one of my VideoHelper Modules "Cyber Assassin". The full Module cut is just below the video.