Matt Costa debuts New Film Score

Singer/songwriter Matt Costa has shared score for new film project Katabatic Flight, the soundtrack is available today via DSPs
Singer/songwriter Matt Costa has shared score for new film project Katabatic Flight, the soundtrack is available today via DSPs

Singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s newest film project Katabatic Flight — created in collaboration with Roark, Vero Watches, and Danner Boots — is out April 28. The film’s official score — produced and written by Matt himself — is also being released via all DSPs, in accompaniment with the film’s release.

In Matt’s own words, the film is described as such:

“Matthew James athlete and pilot descends into Death Valley on the path of the Katabatic winds. We take flight and uncover a new relationship with time and our relationship to the primordial. The laws of nature suggest the destination. Learning that when you harness the wind we do not capture it, instead it must become our guide. I’m thrilled to share the Katabatic Flight in documentation on film and in song.”

The film’s official description reads:

A katabatic wind, named from the Greek word κατάβασις or katabasis meaning “descending,” is a drainage wind, a wind that carries high-density air from a higher elevation down a slope under the force of gravity.

This is a film by the artist Matt Costa, in partnership with VERO Watch Company, Danner Boots, and Roark, about pilot Matthew James Hetherington. In the past, Matthew James was an Olympic field hockey coach, traveling the world. The film will focus on his current self drive to explore, improve himself and help others.

The film is also Matt Costa’s story, his investigation of past, present and future converging in a meditation of flight. In Katabatic Flight, filmmaker Matt Costa follows Matthew James from ten thousand feet above, traversing deserts, mountains and ocean. With a birds eye view of the landscapes, we explore what it means to be faced with life’s obstacles and how we can help one another and learn from different life experiences. From the desolation of Death Valley to to the runway in the sky along California’s Channel Islands, Matt Costa dives into the Nature of time and how we spend it.

Directed and scored by Matt Costa, shot in a combination of classic 16mm film and on a modern high resolution RED camera, the film follows Matt Costa as he interviews Matthew James Hetherington, asking questions about how he motivates himself and others.

Costa, Musically has toured with Modest Mouse, Oasis, Death Cab for Cutie

Matt Costa
Katabatic Flight [Score]

01. Katabatic Wind
02. Critical Non Essentials
03. Katabatic Quartet
04. Look To The Sky
05. Relative Wind
06. Wind Overture

Matt Costa 2023 Tour dates

May 26 – Venice, CA – The Venice West
May 27 – Venice, CA – The Venice West
August 22 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Bham
August 23 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
August 24 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
August 25 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
August 26 – Three Oaks, mI – Acorn Theater
August 27 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Annex
August 28 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre

Order tickets for Matt Costa HERE


Looking for something new to listen to?

Sign up to our all-new newsletter for top-notch reviews, news, videos and playlists.