Huge thank you to DJs Joyjun "Black Shadow" Acol and Rogel Morales for featuring our song "Separate Ways", co-composed by myself and my good friend Jessie Mae Doriga, on Radyo Natin 90.9 FM and online at Filipino Music Central! We were very excited to do a live interview and really enjoyed the discussion!
The interview concluded with a live viewing of our music video for "Separate Ways", featuring our singer Kimberly Knighton on vocals. Since then, DJ Black Shadow and others have been kindly streaming our song on Filipino Music Central as part of their playlists, which we are incredibly grateful for, thank you!
My piano song Rapturous Rag was declared the WINNER of the UK Songwriting Contest, Instrumental Category!
It also placed as one of the five finalists in the instrumental category of the Song Door International Competition. This song is all about having fun and is influenced by ragtime, showtunes, and cartoon music. Thank you for checking it out!
***UPDATE: Finalist of the UK Songwriting Contest, in 2 Categories! (Love Songs and Other)***
This song is all about how our loved ones are always in our hearts, wherever they are. Including our fur babies!
Nagamag music blog describes it this way, "Like a flower that blooms in the early spring, this acoustic piece - slowly but gradually - reveals its beauty of sound. Matt Herbst does miracles with his piano and Kimberly's angelic voice. An authentic gem that will earn your appreciation."
Happy and grateful to announce that Separate Ways was named a Finalist of the USA Songwriting Competition in the Instrumental Song Category! The song is a dramatic relationship song co-written with Jessie Mae Doriga of the Philippines and performed by myself on piano. The video is shot in the studio in a cinematic style. Thank you for checking it out!
It was a HUGE honor to get recognition from Trailers From Hell, the film commentary company and brainchild of legendary Hollywood filmmaker JOE DANTE (Gremlins 1 and 2, The Burbs, Inner Space)! You can watch the full short film in the MOVIE section!
Big thank you to Nashville Symphony Orchestra for posting about my composition "Romani Transfigurations", for the upcoming feature film "MILKWEED". Link and further details of the piece provided below and in the MOVIE section.
"Romani Transfigurations" featuring solo violin, piano, and string orchestra. For the upcoming animated feature film "MILKWEED" from the novel by Newbery-Medalist Jerry Spinelli, currently in development. Featured on Nashville Symphony Orchestra's Facebook Page and gypsy-music.net.
Matt composed the musical score accompanying the short film "The Gillymuck", commissioned by Hulu/Fox Digital for the first annual Huluween Film Fest.
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