Matias M. Santos

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Matias Santos was born in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden. His musical journey began when he composed his first piece of music on a second-hand piano his parents acquired from an old Swedish church. His passion for music composition grew as he immersed himself in the study of western-music theory and classical piano.

Matias' upbringing as a second-generation immigrant was marked by a unique blend of musical influences. While studying western-classical music theory and Swedish folk music at school, he was also surrounded by the sounds of Argentine and Uruguayan tango, milonga and murga, as well as Chilean cueca and caporales. As a result, his compositions organically reflected this rich heritage. In his adolescent years, Matias explored his family's cultural roots, which further enriched and informed his musical style.

Today, Matias is based in Berlin and works as a composer and sound engineer while studying in the Master's Program at Konrad Wolf Babelsberg Film University. Here he finished his studies in contemporary composition and production under professors Renée T Coulombe and Brian Greene. He wrote his first string quartet piece “Filtered Through Memories” which was performed in 2022 at St. Elisabeth Kirche (Berlin).

During his academic years, Matias became deeply fascinated by field recordings, convolution reverbs and spectral music, which he seamlessly integrated with his traditional western-composition background to further develop his compositional style.

  • Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet: 2010-2013
  • Studied jazz- and classical-music theory under professors Martin Bagge, Joakim Fritzner and Lars Engdahl.
    Studies included: Counterpoint, improvisation, orchestration and ensemble as well as choir practice.

  • Catalyst: Institute for Creative Arts and Technology: 2019-2022
  • Bachelor's in sound engineering and music production under professors Renée Coulombe, Ciaran O'Shea and Brian Greene.
    Studies included: Mixing and mastering, studio and orchestral recordings, sound for picture and acoustics and bachelor's thesis.

  • Film university Babelsberg Konrad Wolf: 2023-
  • Master's in film music under professors Ulrich Reuter, Karim Sebastian Elias, Jörg Iwer and Chandra Fleig.
    Studies include: Use and Composition of film Music, orchestration, media theory, scoring for film projects and master's thesis.


Lost In Time

Composer for the short animated film 'Lost In Time'. Distributed by BIFSC.

Filtered Through Memories

Composer. 'Filtered Through Memories' is a 3 piece poetry and string quartet composition written by Matias Santos.


Composer. 'Genesis' is a short film distributed by BIFSC.

Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go?

Drum programmer for original soundtrack. Directed by Michael Kratochvil.


Sound engineer and Composer. Directed by Kirsten Burger.


Solamente is Matias' indie-pop solo project. It includes collaborations with Swedish artist Modern Värld.

Sprich Uns Von

Sound editor and mixer. Directed by Kirsten Burger.


Recording engineer. 'Nalepa' is an album made by the band Nadja. Recorded live-in-studio at Funkhau, Berlin.


Location sound recordist. Directed by Jasper Graeve.

Virgo (Work in progress)

Sound designer and mixing engineer. Directed by Jakob Ekvall.

Cutting Factory

Composer for several productions such as 'Sniper' and 'Ericsson' from 3D animation and film production company Cutting Factory.

Sturm Und Drang

Recording engineer. Piano recording for award winning German composer Benedikt Schiefer's debut single 'Sturm Und Drang'. Recorded at Funkhaus, Berlin.

Jilted Jonas

Producer for Jilted Jonas singles and album 'Music for the Jilted Jonas Generation'.

Futile - 'Night'

Songwriter and guitarist. Night is Swedish Futile's debut album. Produced by György Barocsai. Recorded at Svenska Grammofonstudion, Göteborg.

Get in touch

+49 179 1122348

Download CV