Matt Novack is a composer who has enlivened countless projects across film and televsion. From creating feature length scores to accompany the performances of comedic stars like Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, to rousing short tunes for manic adult swim shorts and Hollywood trailers, Matt is a composer who understands the crucial role music plays in capturing the manic energy of comedy. A regular fixture within the surreal worlds of Adult Swim’s live-action comedies, Novack has worked as the composer for NTSF:SD:SUV, Filthy Preppy Teens, and, most notably, the three-time Emmy award winning Childrens Hospital, starring Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, and Henry Winkler.
A longtime collaborator with fellow composer extraordinaire Craig Wedren, Novack has also provided additional music for Universal’s Role Models & Wanderlust, Showtime’s The United States of Tara, and Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. In 2014, Novack created his first feature length score, for Lionsgate’s They Came Together, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. In the same year, he contributed music for another feature length comedy, A Better You, staring Brian Huskey, Matt Walsh, and Andy Daly, and in 2015 created the score for the dark comedy Spare Change, which was co-directed by Arturo Guzman and Jonathan Talbert.
A Chicago Native, Matt began his career as a staff composer for the Selectracks Music Library, where he worked on the trailer scores for projects such as We Are Marshall, Charlotte’s Web, and Monster House. The tremendous variety of these projects transformed Matt into a versatile creative, someone able to very rapidly adapt to the needs of a project, and create music accordingly. This skill became increasingly apparent over the course of 2016 when, while working on Childrens Hospital, Novack also created music for a series of short horror films directed by Calvin Main, in collaboration with Crypt TV.
Matt is a classically trained composer and percussionist whose musical palette includes sweeping orchestral scores for high profile cinematic moments, as well as quirky and weird cues to uplift intimate comedic beats. Matt lives in Los Angeles with his wife. When not composing, he enjoys reading sci-fi novels and playing on the “Wet Hot American Summer” softball team.