Matt Levine

Personal Info

Full Name

Matt Levine

Bio

Matt Levine is an accomplished composer and producer of music for games, film, television, and other pictured media. His unique ability to compose memorable themes across a wide range of genres, his cutting edge technical skills, and his resourceful and collaborative approach have earned him a stellar reputation among producers and directors. From the early days of multimedia, through the dot-com boom, and on to AAA video games, Levine has always advocated for scores that are rich in emotion, drama, and storytelling. His exceptional ability to convey narrative through music has made him one of the most accomplished music producers in the video game industry.
Levine graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 1992, receiving a BFA in music composition. His career started in the mid-nineties when he signed on as in-house engineer for San Francisco Composer Ed Bogas. Bogas served a broad range of commercial, corporate, musical, and high-tech clients. Long-time projects included the Garfield cartoon, The Oakland A’s, and PBS. Bogas was famous for his speed and spontaneity, which provided Levine with a fast-paced proving ground for his recording, mixing, and editing skills. It was common for Bogas to have three or more clients per day, all using a live band, singers, and voiceover talent. As the sole house engineer, Levine took charge of all elements of production, from set up to recording, mixing, editing, and delivery.
In 1998, Levine struck out on his own, putting all of his creative efforts into his own production company: Uncle Vector’s Audio Lab. Over the years that followed, he composed and produced music for a wide range of television, advertising, technology, and corporate clients, including MTV, Autodesk, Intel, Netscape, Sega, Nike, Namco, Hasbro, and Leap Frog. During this era, Levine also produced and/or mastered over a dozen albums by recording artists such as Thomas Dolby, Liberty Ellman, Vijay Iyer, and E.W. Wainwright.
In 2000, Levine became the Director of Audio Production at Beatnik Inc. He managed a team of six editors, and was responsible for producing remixable multi-track content for Beatnik’s hardware and software product lines. The content packs included top name artists, such as David Bowie, Paul Oakenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Britney Spears, LL Cool J, and New Order.
In 2005, Levine joined the Music Department at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and worked there for over a decade. During that time, he directly contributed to 37 titles published by SCEA. For a full list of credits, click here. As a senior member of an award-winning team, Levine defined aesthetic direction and technical requirements for the scores he produced. He had supervisory responsibility for multiple projects with music budgets totaling well over a million dollars as of 2016. He composed and remixed music for many games, including The Last of Us, Uncharted 3, and Infamous: First Light.
In 2015, Levine joined the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he continues to teach a course on composition for video games.
In 2016, Levine left Sony, returning to his roots as an independent composer and producer. Levine’s role at the San Francisco Conservatory expanded his already formidable roster of musicians and production resources. He is currently leveraging that talent pool to bring world-class production quality to his projects in games, film, and television.

Personal Website

http://www.mattlevinemusic.com

Country

United States of America

City

San Francisco

State

California

Postal / Zip code

94122

Work

Game platforms you've worked with

iOS, Android, PC/MAC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita

Skills

Composer, Audio Director, Music Supervisor, Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Orchestrator, Music Editor

Instrument Skills

Guitar, Piano, Ethnic Strings, Bass Guitar, Hardware Synths

Games I've worked on

2016  Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Video Game) Music Editor
2015  Helldivers (Video Game) Music Producer
2015  The Order: 1886 (Video Game) Music Editor
2014  CounterSpy (Video Game) Score Production and Integration
2014  Infamous: First Light (Video Game) Composer: Additional Music, Music Editor
2014  Entwined (Video Game) Score Producer
2014  Infamous: Second Son (Video Game) Music Editor, Music Production, Music Supervisor
2013  Knack (Video Game) Music Editor
2013  Puppeteer (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2013  The Last of Us (Video Game) Composer: Additional Music, Music Editor: PS3/PS4, Remixed by: PS3/PS4 – (Awards: SXSW Excellence in Musical Score, IGN Best Overall Music for 2013)
2013  God of War: Ascension (Video Game) Music Editor
2013  Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (Video Game) Music Editor
2012  Sports Champions 2 (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2012  Starhawk (Video Game) Music Producer
2011  Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Video Game) Music Supervisor – (Awards: GANG award for Best Handheld Audio)
2011  Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2011  Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Video Game) Music Editor – (Awards: IGN Best PS3 Game Sound, Best PS3 Game Sound – People’s Choice, GANG Award for Best Cinematic/Cut Scene Audio, NAVGTR award for Best Original Dramatic Score, Franchise IP)
2011  Infamous 2 (Video Game) Music Editor
2011  Killzone 3 (Video Game) Music Department
2010  Sports Champions (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2010  God of War III (Video Game) Music Editor – (Nominee for Spike Video Game Awards – Best Original Score)
2010  God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Video Game) Music Editor
2010  MAG (Video Game) Music Producer – Uncredited
2009  Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Video Game) Music Editor, Remixes by – (Awards: AIAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, IGN Award for Overall Excellence in Sound, NAVGTR Best Original Musical Score, IGDA Award for Best Audio, GANG Award for Best Music of the Year, BAFTA for Best Original Score, Gamer’s Choice Award for Favorite Music of the Year)
2009  Resistance: Retribution (Video Game) Music Editor
2009  Infamous (Video Game) Music Editor
2008  God of War: Chains of Olympus (Video Game) Music Editor
2008  SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation (Video Game) Supervising Composer
2007  Pain (Video Game) Composer: Additional Music
2007  Warhawk (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2007  Lair (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2006  SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2006  SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2006  Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (Video Game) Additional Remixing, Music Editor
2005  SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo (Video Game) Music Supervisor
2005  SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs (Video Game) Music Supervisor

Current Employer

Matt Levine Music

Employer's website

http://www.mattlevinemusic.com

Current Title

Music Composer

Previous companies you worked for and job title there (optional)

Sony Computer Entertainment America – Music Producer