Mattias was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1976. He studied classical composition with Sven-David Sandström and Per Mårtensson at Gotland’s School of Composition and with Pär Lindgren and Bill Brunson at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where he is now a Senior Lecturer in composition and Director of studies for composition. He received his PhD in sound and music computing from KTH The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, focusing on the notation of music as sound.
As a composer he writes everything from orchestral music to solo pieces, and he is equally comfortable with electronic and acoustic music. His music has been performed throughout Europe and America by ensembles and choirs like ReBaroque, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, The Pearls Before Swine Experience, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, KROCK, Pontus Langendorf and Richard Craig, Ginnungagap, The Swedish Radio Choir and Mikaeli Chamber Choir whose conductor, Anders Eby, has been an important influence in Mattias’s work.
Mattias Sköld is also a performer of live electronic music with solo performances and various collaborations. He has long been part of the experimental music scene in Stockholm and is a former Chairman of music and art society Fylkingen.