Having composed the theme music for ABC’s Good Morning America at just 26 (in 2007), Matthew Kajcienski is currently one of today’s most aired network theme composers including past and present theme music for ABC’s 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America, The Lookout, Would You Fall For That?, America This Morning, Year of the Quarterback (ESPN), the ABC News Election Theme Music, the 2013 ABC News Branding, Special Report Music, the ABC Olympics Coverage Theme, the 2015 Oscars Opening Ceremony Theme, and more. Kajcienski’s scores for television and film include the 4 episode HULU/Chipotle series Farmed and Dangerous, ABC’s Revenge (5 part interstitial episodes), Room Service (starring Howie Mandel), Once a Loser (2014 Cannes premiere), and others. Known for his colorful orchestrations, imaginative electronic textures, and compelling approach to scoring, Kajcienski has successfully blended the line between contemporary concert music and commercial/TV/film scoring.
Kajcienski holds both a Bachelor and Masters of music degrees from the famed Juilliard School where he studied composition with Pulitzer/Oscar winner John Corigliano and Samuel Adler, as well as violin studies with Stephen Clapp. During his early education, Matthew was introduced to idea of incorporating live electronics into his orchestral writing. His first award-winning orchestral work implementing this technology (“SEVEN” for Orchestra and Soprano with live electronics) was premiered in 2002 at Lincoln Center with The Juilliard Orchestra. Concert music award highlights include awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, Turner Classic Movies, NFAA (National Foundation for the Advancement of the Art), The Juilliard School, and others.
Kajcienski has also composed music for many major advertising clients including Siemens, Coke, Bengay, American Express, Nintendo Wii, Shredded Wheat, IBM, BlackRock, CISCO, Merck, Mylan, Shreddies (Bronze Lion Winner), Kodak, and numerous others.
Kajcienski’s roots in the concert music world includes multiple chamber and orchestral premieres at NYC’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as regular performances of his music by notable soloists and ensembles throughout the US and abroad. Kajcienski’s current projects include a large scale EDM/Orchestral ballet, the first of its kind to cross pollinate contemporary classical music and electronic dance music. This new work is a collaboration with Culprit Records/Droog.
In 2008, Kajcienski formed the boutique music production company DreamArtists Music, a music house catering to the advertising and television industries with a mission to bring classical artistry and craft into the commercial space. In 2014, he and his business partner came together to help form TanZ Group, one of today’s fastest growing live event/production companies in the EM space. Kajcienski’s newest venture, SpringBoard Tracks, is set to launch this summer. SpringBoard Tracks is a new twist in music licensing focused on over-commercialized and under-represented music in the classical, EDM, and video game markets.