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Matthew Montfort
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Ancient Future Music Scoring

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Unique musical landscapes created for film, video, and multimedia projects. Email to get a quote for your project.

Featured Recording Projects

Hi-Res Audio/Video Recording:

Yearning for the Wind CD CoverYearning for the Wind by the band Ancient Future.(Ancient-Future.Com AF- 20302). Audio/Video E-CD-R- $17.98 (SALE $10): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>YTmusic.)Ancient Future - Yearning for the WindMatthew Montfort's Yearning for the Wind is a poignant piece based on Indian raga. Set in a nine beat rhythmic cycle, it provides a sublime setting for his duet with Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, who is considered one of the most gifted tabla players of his generation. This hi-res audio/video release features video recorded live in Ancient Future Studios. (Read more).

Studio Recording:

Sangria CD CoverSangria by Mariah Parker (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2017) 17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. (>YTmusic)Mariah Parker - Sangria Mariah Parker's debut recording produced by Matthew Montfort features her original compositions inspired by the traditional music of Brazil, Cuba, Spain, and India. Her Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble includes musicians from the bands Ancient Future, Oregon, Sun Ra, and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters. (Read more).

Live Concert Recording:

Indo Latin Jazz Live CD CoverIndo Latin Jazz Live In Concert by Mariah Parker (Ancient-Future.Com AF 20142) $17.98: Add CD to Cart. Buy CD Now. (>YTmusic).Mariah Parker - Indo Latin Jazz Live

Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert captures the magic of the concert debut of Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble in front of a full house at Yoshi's in Oakland, as well as subsequent concerts at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage, the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, and Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael. These multi-track live recordings were painstakingly mixed and mastered by Matthew Montfort resulting in studio quality sound from a live concert. (Read more).

Indie Rock Recording:

Stop, I'm Conscious by Janine Rae (J9 Music). Matthew Montfort worked with his Blue Bear School of Music student Janine Rae to produce this very unusual indie rock record that received rave reviews. "Her vocal style is that of Jewel. The only difference between the two, is that Janine Rae has a better voice, and better musicians backing up her vocals!" –

Record Production in Ancient Future Studios

Matthew Montfort began his studies of Recordings Arts at the University of Colorado at Denver in 1976. In 1977 he was in the first class to utilize their state of the art recording facility at their newly opened Aurora campus. This innovative program was among the first to offer hands-on experience in all aspects of record production and engineering.

Montfort was one of the first wave of musicians to take advantage of computer recording technology, and so has decades of experience with digital workstation technology including Cubase and Pro Tools. In addition to record production, he is also very skilled at engineering, editing, mixing, audio restoration, and mastering. For modal music, he developed a process he calls Tuned Harmonic Mastering to tune the recording adjustments exactly to the tonalities of the music. He is an expert at audio restoration, with years of experience fixing problems in live recordings and restoring archival recordings. Among his favorite software tools for dealing with tape hiss, broadband noise, guitar squeaks, clicks, pops, unwanted ambient noise, and other audio restoration tasks is iZotope RX.

Montfort has been involved in the production of dozens of full length record releases. He has very high standards, yet knows how to capture a musician's best performance quickly. As a record producer, mastering engineer, and audio restoration expert, he accepts a limited number of projects at his studio that he feels could benefit from his unique skills. If you think you have a project that could benefit from his critical ear, call 415-459-1892 or email

Ancient Future Music Scoring: A New World of Music for Film, Video, and Multimedia

Unique, beautiful musical landscapes...from rare ancient instruments from around the world to the latest in digital music technology...

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ancient Future Music is an offshoot of the popular recording ensemble, Ancient Future. Led by Matthew Montfort, Ancient Future has been involved in creating new, exciting and beautiful music by combining musical forms from around the world since 1978. The music is extremely accessible, melodic, rhythmic, and the highest quality. Masters of African, Chinese, Balinese, European, Indian, Japanese, Middle-Eastern, South American, and contemporary Western music are part of the production team. With this musical palette, there are unlimited possibilities to create the perfect score for your production, be it a film, video, commercial, video game, exhibit, or web site.


Ancient Future Music works hard to fit your budget. Call 415-459-1892 or email for a quote.


Major businesses and institutions such as the United Nations, MasterCard, National Public Radio, Viacom, Budweiser, and United Airlines have all used Ancient Future Music.

"Uplifting, joyous and life-affirming. Uses a remarkable range of instruments to create breathtakingly beautiful tunes. At once complex and uncluttered, serene and yet energizing." – The Gazette Times

Music Recording and Production Award

Matthew Montfort teaches and produces records from his recording studio in Cloverdale, California. Email: Tel: 415-459-1892. Website: