Matti Bye

Matti Bye´relationship with sound and image began at an early age.  Just after his 20th birthday, Stockholms celebrated Cinematheque contacted him about performing live to vintage silent film screenings.  Although silent film was a blank spot on his horizon, he happily accepted the offer.  Shortly into his first performances, Bye began to recognise the dramaturgical experience he was gaining through providing the sonic language to historical films by directors such as Fritz Lang, Victor Sjöström and Jean VigoThe importance of this period as Bye´s musical education can not be overstated.

Today Matti Bye is recognised as one of Swedens most sought-after film composers and pianists working on scores for contemporary film and TV series as well as theatre pieces.  Highlights from the past two years include  scores to The Netflix Series “Young Wallander, feature biopic  “Tove” about the life of celebrated artist and Moomin creator Tove Janson directed by Zaida Bergroth, feature “Dag för Dag” by Felix Herngren, accoladed Netflix Series “Young Royals”, as well as the Royal Dramatic Theatre production “Maj” by Ellen Lamm

Matti´s piano playing has catapulted him onto the international stage and won him numerous accolades.   In 2014 he received two of the three nominations for Best Original Music Award at Swedens prestigious Guldbaggen his soundtrack for Faro took the honour (as well as a Nordic Film Music Prize) ahead of his work for The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window And Disappeared.

Through the course of his career Matti has consistently prioritised developing his artistic voice and exploring inner narratives through the creation of  both solo and collaborative albums.  Two of his most critically acclaimed solo works include 2013s Bethanien and 2017´s This Forgotten Land.  Collaborations with other musicians include Hydras Dream, with Anna Von Hausswolff, Kiri Ra! with cult Finnish songwriter Lau Nau and brass and woodwind player Linda Fredriksson, as well as Mambo Noir Trio together with Dennis Egberth and Vilhelm Bromander. 

Highlights reel

Selected credits

Marcel (2022) upcoming
Cinema Undici | Feature
Dir. Jasmine Trinca

Dag för Dag (2022) upcoming
FLX | Feature
Dir. Felix Herngren

Young Wallander – Season II (2022) upcoming
Netflix | Series
Creator:  Ben Harris

Tove (2021) 
Helsinki Filmi | Feature 
Dir. Zaida Bergroth

Young Royals  (2021)
Netflix | Series
Creators: Lisa Ambjörn, Lars Beckung and Camilla Holter

Life After Death (2020) 
Citizen Jane Productions | Feature 
Dir. Klaus Härö

Young Wallander (2020)
Netflix | Series
Creator:  Ben Harris

One Last Deal (2019) 
Making Movies | Feature 
Dir. Klaus Härö

Andra Åket (2018 – 2019)
FLX | TV Series
Dir: Felix Herngren, Martin Persson, Emma Bucht, Eddie Åhgren

Enkelstöten (2017 – 2019)
FLX | TV Series
Dir: Felix Herngren, Emma Bucht

Superswede (2017) 
Nice Drama | Feature Doc
Dir. Henrik Jansson-Schweizer

The Hundred And One Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out On The Bill and Disappeared(2016)
Nice FLX | Feature
Dir: Felix Herngren, Måns Herngren

A Serious Game (2016)
B Reel Films | Feature
Dir: Pernilla August

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window And Disappeared (2013)
Nice FLX | Feature
Dir: Felix Herngren, Måns Herngren

Faro (2013)
Bob Film | Feature
Dir: Fredrik Edfeldt

Maria Larsson eviga ögonblick (2008)
Blindspot | Feature
Dir: Jan Troell


This Forgotten Land , solo album

Bethanien, solo album


Faller Snö, solo album & single series

Life After Death, OST

Mambo Noir Trio, album

One Last Deal, OST

Superswede, OST

Elephant made the piano, solo album

A Serious Game, OST

Hydra´s Dream – The Little Match Girl, album

Faro, OST

Maailma – Speculum, album

Walrus – Walrus, album

Matti Bye & Mattias Olsson- Elephant & Castle, album

Drömt, solo album

Gösta Berlings Saga, album

The Joyless Street, album

The Phantom Carriage, album





Creative Producer / Agent
Jacob Snavely