Composer Mateo Messina Partners With Bang For Worldwide Spot Work
As a film composer, Messina views his role as a “story teller,” helping directors and producers move their narrative forward through sound. Messina comments, “I believe viewers should feel the music more than hear it.” In his symphonies and commissions Messina has written for and conducted orchestras, rock bands, a 200-member children’s choir, collegiate drum lines as well as the intimate ensembles he’s used in several feature films. Messina concludes, “Music has so many languages to speak in, there’s no reason to be limited.”
About Mateo Messina:
Mateo Messina has been credited with highly influential, award-winning revered compositions for motion pictures, television shows and commercials throughout his illustrious career. Messina has created original music for films such as Academy Award winner, Juno, the Emmy Award winning television show The Office, and commercial campaigns for AOL, Honda, Volkswagen and Ford to name a few. Currently, Messina is working on his 11th symphony, An American Symphony, creating an original score for Microsoft, and is composing music for a new CBS dramedy.
Recent accolades for Messina include a Best Score Award for The Freak at the Festival Tous Courts in France and an Outstanding Score Award for Terra at the One Reel Film festival in the States. Messina is noted for a distinctive method of approaching the development of his musical endeavors which has proved vastly successful. Messina notes, “The number one priority in creating audio identities is to ultimately enhance the director’s story, because everything comes back to telling a compelling story.” Mateo also uses his music to give back to the community. Each fall for the past 11 years, Mateo writes a new symphony and produces a benefit concert to raise money for Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Seattle with all concert proceeds going into a fund that helps families of the patients.