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 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 (Bombshell, Ghostbusters).
Current projects include Disney’s ‘Chang Can Dunk’; the upcoming Lionsgate comedy ‘Joy Ride’ (directed by Adele Lim), and the upcoming A24/Apple TV documentary ‘Underrated’. Past work includes 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.
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’.
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