Malte Bastian Melcher (*1989) is a German composer, arranger and music educator. Characteristically his creative work is influenced by a fusion of instrumental composition and music production.
He got in touch with music early, in familiar surroundings. His classical music education on the piano started when he was just eight years old. Attracted by jazz, rock and pop music, he discovered many other styles of music and developed a sense for any kind of it. His affinity for functional musical composition evolved in senior class. Inspired by well-known composers like Howard Shore and John Williams, he started to constantly acquire professional knowledge about composition for film and media on an autodidactic basis.
After finishing his A levels he studied music production in Hamburg and Cologne, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor thesis about auditory stylistic devices in functional music. Malte is currently studying ‘Audio and Video’ at the Robert Schumann School of Music & the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany. In this interdisciplinary course he is dedicated to the interconnection of art, acoustics and sound engineering with the focus on composition for media (Prof. Andreas Grimm).