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Matti Bye


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Matti Bye is widely considered as one of Sweden's most important composers of film scores and an extraordinary performer with his own, incomparable style of playing and treating the piano.
His career spans over 25 years during which he has refined different ways of designing music for motion picture. He started his vocation doing live piano improvisations to silent film and cinema and his experience of playing in direct contact to a screen has helped him develop a unique type of award winning sensibility and understanding of the role that music plays in cinematic art. In later years Bye has moved on to compose for contemporary films, TV productions, short films and documentaries but he is still also a regular performer and composer at silent film festivals and screenings around the world.
In 2014 Bye was doubly nominated for the prestigious Guldbagge Award for the music in both The Centenarian who climbed out the window and vanished (2013) and Faro(2013). The winning music in Faro, described by the jury as “wonderfully filling in the blanks purposely left by the director” gained him his second Guldbagge, as well as receiving the Nordic Film Music price, Harpa, the same year. He has also written the score for Academy Award nominee Jan Troell's feature "Everlasting Moments" and Stig Björkmans "Scenes from a Playhouse" a documentary about Ingmar Bergman.


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