B i o g r a p h y
Matthew Carlton is an award-winning composer for film, TV, video games, and concert music. Some of his projects include feature film Death of a Fool (currently available on Amazon Prime) and short film Roses Are Blind, which won awards for Best Score at the 2019 Silver State Film Festival, 2020 Shore to Shore Film Festival, and 2020 Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival. In addition to working on his own projects, he has also worked as part of the music team for such projects as Call of Duty: Vanguard, God of War: Ragnarök (as well as its critically acclaimed Valhalla DLC), and Amazon Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Having a wide and eclectic taste, some major influences on Mr. Carlton's music include folk and non-Western music, the American classical tradition, minimalism, and electronic music.
He holds both a Bachelor's and Master's of Music in Composition degree from Lynn University in Boca Raton, the university's first alumnus to have done so, as well as a minor in Film Production. As winner of Lynn University's 2018 Composition Competition, the Lynn Philharmonia premiered Mr. Carlton’s orchestral work Binarii during their 2018 - 2019 season. He also scored the documentary A Presidential Debate: Backstage Pass for Lynn University’s Communications Department.