Matthew A.C. Cohen
Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger
Marshall University Symphony Orchestra Performance
An upcoming performance of one of my concert pieces
I am so incredibly humbled and overjoyed to announce that the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, led by the incredible Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will be performing my concert piece 'The Rising Sun' this October. When Dr. Reed Smith emailed me asking for the parts to the piece, I was absolutely floored that she was interested in performing this piece. I'm excited to hear their performance, and to meet her and the orchestra!
You can see more information about it on the 'Performances' page.
Silhouettes of Life
New Album Coming This Fall
I have been quietly working on my next album entitled "Silhouettes of Life", and I am so glad to FINALLY put the promo video out into the world. This album is a true blend of my musical lives, it is uniquely me, and I am so excited for you all to hear it.
Special thanks to the amazing Bobby Godas for putting together the promo video. I have an amazing crew of musicians who are playing on this record and I can't thank them enough for the work they've done.
You can watch the promo video below.
The Weight of Gold
A New HBO Documentary
I'm really excited and proud to have been a part of the music team for the amazing documentary 'The Weight of Gold'. It tells the story of Olympic athletes and the struggles they face during and post career. Their bouts with depression, their struggle with the pressure and addiction, and for a few, eventual suicide. It's an incredible story and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it. You can watch it now streaming on HBO on demand and the HBO family of apps
Trailer for New Dark Comedy Feature Released
I'm super excited to share the trailer for the new feature 'Love Bites' whcih I had the pleasure of scoring. director Andrew Rothkin is incredibly talented and an all around good guy, and he let me take this score in a really unique direction. Mixing electronics with a jazz noire sound, I'm really pleased with how this all came together. Special shoutout to the always amazing Brian Carter for recording some of the saxophone parts for me. You can check out the video to the left!