Matt Bowen is an ASCAP award-winning composer based in Los Angeles. A classically trained violinist from the age of three and later a member of a touring youth symphony, he went on to play various instruments in poorly-named rock bands. He ultimately shifted to working behind-the-scenes, writing music for various tv shows while also producing and engineering albums with bands. He teamed up with record producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More) and worked as an engineer on projects such as Michael Franti & Spearhead’s “All Rebel Rockers” and O.A.R.’s “All Sides”…both of which had RIAA-certified platinum singles. Bowen soon pivoted to composing full-time, and his desire to constantly try new instruments and approaches in his composing work is very much rooted in these varying musical experiences.
Always looking for fresh creative outlets has resulted in Bowen’s involvement in a wide variety of projects, from TV to film, scripted to documentaries. He recently completed work as the composer for THE BINGE (Hulu), a feature length R-rated comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Skylar Gisondo. His work can be heard on BLOOD ROAD (Red Bull Media House), an emotional and gritty Emmy Award-winning documentary. Bowen also teamed up with Christopher Lennertz to co-score BEST WORST WEEKEND EVER (Netflix), a TV-series about comic-book obsessed teens.
In addition to composing, Bowen has contributed as an arranger, orchestrator, and composer-of-additional-music on a wide variety of projects for all mediums. He frequently works on Christopher Lennertz’s music team on projects such as THE BOYS and BAD MOMS.
When he’s out of the studio, Matt enjoys performing the latest Disney songs with his two daughters, doing crossword puzzles with his wife, and patrolling a very limited range at shortstop for the local dads softball team.