Matthew Chastney is an Ivor Novello award-nominated composer and producer. A unique collision of emotive string quartet & piano writing, atmospheric electronic production and innovative sound design forms a style inspired by indie classical, ambient and contemporary electronic music.

In 2023 the score for the video game “Tin Hearts” was released to critical acclaim. Other soundtrack credits include trailers for ‘Inside Out 2’, ‘Chernobyl’, ‘Bridgerton’, and original scores for ‘Black Fish’ and ‘Through a Screen Darkly’; two short films that were featured as part of the BBC New Creatives programme.

“Just stunning…a name to be listening out for”BBC Introducing

“The biggest star of the show for us, however, is the music. It’s simply wonderful. Focusing on gentle piano tunes and whimsical melodies, the soundtrack is perfectly suited to this kind of game, and it makes the emotional beats of the story hit that much harder. We can’t fault it, quite frankly.”Nintendo Life review of “Tin Hearts”

“One of the most beautiful scores written for a video game”GodIsAGeek.com review of “Tin Hearts”

“The classical score, one of the best I’ve heard in a while, helps to make you care … and believe that toys are magical.”The Daily Mail review of “Tin Hearts”

“The minimal and at times whispered vocals function as an instrument in their own right and provide as much colour and depth as the emotive strings. There’s a feel of Ludovico Einaudi about ‘Tarka’, but it paints a much broader canvas both sonically and emotionally.”AnalogueTrash.com


Ivor Novello Awards 2024 – Nomination – Best Video Game Score (Tin Hearts)

Debug Magazine Awards 2024 – Nomination – Best Sound Design (Tin Hearts)

PushSquare – Top 10 PS5, PS4 Soundtracks of 2023 (No. 5 “Tin Hearts”)

TIGA Games Industry Awards 2023 – Nomination – Audio Design (Tin Hearts)

Clio Awards 2019 – Gold Award for Chernobyl trailer

Clio Awards 2019 – Grand Award for Joker teaser trailer


Inside Out 2 – Official Trailer (2024. Universal Pictures. Music)

Skulk (Short Film. 2024. Dir. Max Ward. Music)

Oppenheimer – “Hope” TV Spot (2023. Disney & Pixar. Music)

Tin Hearts (Video Game. 2023. Rogue Sun. Music, Sound Design, Wwise & Unity Implementation)

The Little Soldier Who Dared (Short Film. 2023. Rogue Sun. Music)

The Many Saints of Newark – Official Trailer (2021. Warner Bros. Music Elements & Production)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage – Official Trailer  (2021. Sony Pictures & Marvel. Remix of Harry Nilsson’s ‘One’)

Return of the Beast from Outer Space (Short Film. 2021. Dir. Max Ward. Music)

Cancelled Game Project (Video Game. 2019-2021. Paradox Interactive. Music, Sound Design, Wwise & Unity Implementation)

Bridgerton – Official Trailer (2020. Netflix. Music)

The Prom – Official Trailer (2020. Netflix. Custom Arrangement of ‘It’s Time to Dance’)

The Prom – Official Teaser Trailer (2020. Netflix. Original Music & Arrangement of ‘Tonight Belongs to You’)

Ratched – Official Trailer  (2020. Netflix. Music Elements & Sound Design)

The Umbrella Academy (Season 2) – Official Trailer (2020. Netflix. Music Elements & Sound Design)

Narcos: Mexico (Season 2) – Official Trailer (2020. Netflix. Remix of Depeche Mode’s ‘Never Let Me Down Again)

JOKER – Teaser Trailer (2019. Warner Bros. Music Elements & Sound Design)

Chernobyl – Trailer (2019. HBO. Music)

Black Fish (Short Film. 2019. Dir. Simi Abe. BBC New Creatives. Music)

Through a Screen Darkly (Short Film. 2019. Dir. Zac Spearman. BBC New Creatives. Music)

Unannounced Playstation VR Prototype (Video Game. 2019. Music, Sound Design, Wwise & Unity Implementation)

Tin Hearts: Prologue (Video Game. 2018. Rogue Sun. Music, Sound Design, Wwise & Unity Implementation)

A Tale of Time (Short Film. 2018. RYOT. Music)

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim (Video Game. 2016. Overflow. Music & Game Audio)

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Remake (Video Game. 2014. Game Audio)

Moebius: Empire Rising (Video Game. 2014. Phoenix Online. Game Audio)

Heroine’s Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok (Video Game. 2013. Music)

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller (Video Game. 2013. Phoenix Online. Game Audio)

Visions – Home (Album – Piano, Keyboards, Additional Production. 2011. Basick Records)