Aska Matsumiya is a LA based Japanese composer and producer who has excelled across Film, Television, Advertising and music production. Aska provided the score for the Amazon feature film, "I'm Your Woman" for director Julia Hart. In addition, she partnered with A24 and acclaimed director Kogonada on his film "After Yang", collaborating with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto starring Colin Farrell.
In Television, Aska worked on the HBO limited series "Betty" with longtime collaborator Cyrstal Moselle, a series based on the original Sundance breakout film "Skate Kitchen" starring Jaden Smith.
Aska has collaborated with countless brands in the Advertising space, including Porsche, Chanel, Hermes, Miu Miu & Prada, and also scored the short film "I'm Here" for Spike Jonze.
Milan Records and HBO today release BETTY (HBO ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) with music by composer ASKA MATSUMIYA. Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Matsumiya as well as additional tracks featured in HBO's newest original series following a group of female skateboarders in New York City. Based on Crystal Moselle's original film Skate Kitchen and starring much of the film's original cast, Betty premiered on HBO May 1 and airs every Friday at 11:00 PM ET/PT.
The soundtrack for the HBO Original Series Betty is now available from Milan Records. Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, Betty follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.
The soundtrack for Betty was composed by Aska Matsumiya, who is a LA based Japanese composer and producer who has excelled across Film, Television, Advertising and music production. Matsumiya says: "Writing the music for Betty allowed me to be in touch with a side of myself that remains youthful and raw and spontaneous. It was really so much fun and I tried to let that momentum carry the music."
Wow, Matsumiya wasn't kidding when she talked about getting in touch with her youthful, raw, and spontaneous side. The soundtrack for Betty is ALL of these things wrapped up together and it is pure joy to listen to. The melody is bouncing, alive, and just seems to dart from place to place. I don't know why this surprised me, considering Betty is set in the world of skateboarding, this type of music is the perfect way to express that world where gravity is defied on a regular basis. I think my favorite track is "Betty", the title track is bright, bouncy, and beautiful, like most of the soundtrack in fact.
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