Matti Bye started his career 25 years ago composing and doing live
improvisations to silent film and early cinema.
methods and given his special sensitivity and experience of playing face to
face in contact to the screen he has now shifted a certain focus giving
most attention to contemporary film and tv productions.
Bye received several prizes including two nominations and winner of
Guldbagge for the music to the Film, Faro, plus the Nordic film music
“We felt that the themes developments, the
choice of a small orchestral ensemble, and the overall emotional
counterpoint provided by the music in a movie, in which, voluntarily, there
is very little dialogue, wonderfully fills the blanks that are purposely
left by the director in the storytelling.
And this magical,
emotional alchemy between the music and the images is, after all, what film
music is all about", the jury comments about Matti Bye’s winning
Matti Bye has also collaborated and written filmscores for
Jan Troell, Maria Larsson’s everlasting moments, where he also received a
Guldbagge for 2009. Other recently films he made music for is
"Pictures from a playground" a documentary about Ingmar Bergman and
the comedy "One hundred man that climbed out a window and
He is a Regular performer and
composer solo as well as with his ensemble to various silent film festivals
and screenings around the world. This a a one of many work methods
where Bye can and will continue his ever thirst of exploring new ways of
developing the alchemy of sound and images.