Nathan Matthew David is a Peabody Award winning and Emmy-nominated composer for film and television.
Born to Filipinx immigrants, he explores a sonic palette combining Indigenous Filipinx instruments, orchestra and modular synthesis. Comfortable in many sound worlds, he has composed scores ranging from orchestral to electronic.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television Program. Shortly thereafter, he began collaborating with his mentors Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther, Tenet) and Theodore Shapiro (Severance, Ghostbusters).
Current projects theLionsgate comedy ‘Joy Ride’ (directed by Adele Lim), and the A24/Apple TV documentary ‘Underrated’ (directed by Pete Nicks, produced by Ryan Coogler). He is also writing additional music and doing synth work on the upcoming ‘Transformers: Rise of The Beasts’. Past work includes composing the score for Disney’s ‘Chang Can Dunk’; synth work on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet,' and additional music for the recent season of ‘The Mandalorian’. He has also composed for the three seasons of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s ‘Young Rock’ on NBC. Upcomoing, he is scoring the Netflix series, The Brothers Sun, starring Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh.
Recent accolades include a 2020 Peabody Award and an ASCAP award for his work on ‘Surviving R, Kelly’, as well as the 2020 Dean and Mary Kay ASCAP Foundation award. In 2021, he was nominated for a Sports Emmy for his work on the HBO documentary ‘Under The Grapefruit Tree’.
Member of the Composer’s Diversity Collective
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