Composer. Musician. Engineer. Producer. Artist.
Michael is very grateful for a lifetime of rich musical experiences with outstanding artists in all kinds of settings! His path has wound its way through bands, live and studio performances, commercial and film music, sound design, teaching electronic music at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA, and continues with meditation / sound healing music as well as beginning a solo artist career with a distinct passionate voice.
His musical talents and flare for performance began very early as the Pied Piper of Hamelin in 3rd grade where he sang and played the tonette. Saxophone lessons were next, with guitar and keyboards to follow, and then his love affair with the flute began. Fast forward and Michael and partner Dave Marks started their band Newspeak in 1984, playing the southern CA club circuit and making recordings of their original songs with Reggie Ashley on guitar and Koko Powell on bass. From here Michael was approached to do commercial music as a composer and music producer and worked on many of the early infomercials in the late '80's. He then started Michael Mattioli Music and Sound Design and began his 5-year tenure at LA Post, a post production facility on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, CA where he composed, recorded and mixed tracks for commercials, TV, documentaries, and feature films. He also mixed trailers for Warner Home Video during this time and began his 10-year stint teaching electronic music at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica. He then moved his company to the fabled Complex Studios in West LA, where he worked as an engineer on shows like the Simpsons, King of the Hill, and others. Over these 10 years he easily composed music for over 100 projects including national commercials for many major brands and ad agencies. He has played live and in studio with artists Maxie Priest, Rob Wasserman, Martika, Kenny Loggins, Alan Parsons, Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins and Banyan, Peter Frampton, Bill Payne, and many others including top call session musicians such as Tim May and Greg Kurstin.