MusicGematria & Transliterations | Film | Orchestral
Music by Matthew Dahlitz
My compositional style has come from a number of different influences: Classically trained in composition at The Queensland Conservatorium of Music I have a strong connection to the world of orchestral music. I have a strong affinity for film music and feel very at home in the art of film scoring. I also have a background in music technology, studio engineering, and love the technology aspect of music creation. I am also fascinated by the alphanumeric nature of the Hebrew and Greek scriptures and the symmetry and hidden gems within those scriptures. The techniques of transliteration, the translating of letters in the scriptures to musical notes, also plays a large inspirational role in my compositions. The album “Secrets” was composed entirely upon the transliteration of scriptures – the musical lines and harmonies have been extrapolated out of the sequence of letters from particular scriptures.
For me, using the scriptures and an understanding of gematria, natural mathematical systems like the Fibonacci sequence, theories on resonance, and what I know about our neurobiology, all play a part for the inspiration of my compositions. Music has wonderful, sometimes ethereal, sometimes sacred properties and it is the creative pursuit of something higher that inspires me to compose.
The following videos track the transliteration of scripture that has been used to create the music. Each melodic line, and often the resulting harmonies, have been created from the sequence of letters that make up the scripture (transliteration) and composed in my own creative way to produce the following music…
The Custodian is a 2012 film written and directed by Simon Hunter, staring Ty Hungerford and Frank Sczygiol, with score composed and produced by Matthew Dahlitz.
At 31, Josh Francis hasn’t found his niche in life. Good at many things, nothing has provided meaning. Believing he’s at a point in life where he cannot ‘hope’ that his life will get better, he commits to find a new life by traveling for a year. On route to a stock hand job at a cattle farm, soon finds himself completely lost in a forest. He comes across a manicured path that leads to two broken gates, beyond them – a beautiful Victorian home stand. He mistakes the place to be his employer’s home, but soon discovers that not only is this not the cattle station, it may very well be a gateway to heaven and he realizes that stumbling upon this place was no accident at all.
Some of the music below has been created using the transliteration of scripture and some has just been inspired by other sources and events…
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