trained at the Guildhall School and City University London followed by studies
at the Berlin Hochshule fur Musik and in New York, where he worked as Music
Assistant to Lotte Lenya. Matthew Scott has written music for many plays
including premieres by Alan Bennett, Richard Bean, John Mortimer, Harold
Pinter, David Edgar, Mark Ravenhill, Howard Barker and Julian Mitchell. He was
a member of cult systems band The Lost Jockey, and has produced among others
Trans Global Underground, Antony and the Johnstons and Martha Wainwright. His
orchestral version of ‘Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was premiered
by the London Sinfonietta at the Milan festival in 2007 sung by Jarvis Cocker,
Marianne Faithfull and others. In October 2007 Matthew made his debut with
Faithless in Moscow.
His work in
television includes Medics, In Suspicious Circumstances, Middlemarch,
Trevor’s World of Sport, Drop the Dead Donkey (International Emmy and BAFTA
Awards), Sex ‘n’ Death, Lord of Misrule, Eleven Men Against Eleven, King
Leek, Crossing the Floor (International Emmy and BAFTA nominations), Bedtime,
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries, Underworld (British Comedy Award).
The Landgirls, The Feast of July and King Girl (RTS Best
Matthew Scott is
an Associate of Birmingham Rep and an honorary vice-President of the Chichester
City Brass Band.
He is Head of
Music at the National Theatre, London.