Josh Mattison

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Hello! My name is Josh Mattison and I’m an award winning audio producer, writer, editor, sound designer and composer.


CURRENTLY: Among other things, I am the creator, producer, writer, editor, and sound designer of the true crime podcast The Order of Death and the audio magazine called Low Orbit.

The Order of Death is a documentary podcast about the 1984 murder of Denver area talk radio host Alan Berg by a white supremacist group known as The Order. The documentary was released in fall of 2019 and went on the win the Best Crime Podcast award in Westword magazine in 2020.

Low Orbit is an audio magazine featuring voices, stories and sounds from Colorado’s creative community. We featured a wide variety of documentary stories, memoir, fiction and non-fiction pieces, poetry, music, comedy, even the odd avant-garde soundscape from time to time. Westword magazine called it the Best Podcast in Denver in 2017 and wrote about our recent mini-series Blackout: Time Passes as well.


MUSEUMS: I’ve created work for several museums both here in Denver and in New York City as well.
In 2018 I was the associate producer on the podcast documentary A Daughter’s Voice for the Clyfford Still Museum. This project was a companion to the exhibit A Daughter’s Eye. It won a Bronze Muse award from the American Association of Museums.

I interviewed, edited and sound designed a series of pieces for the MoMA in New York. This work is available to hear in their app or on their website. It’s meant to be heard while you look at the art piece in the museum.

I recently made some similar pieces for MCA Denver for their exhibits Dyani Whitehawk: Speaking to Relatives and Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing With Lightning.


ABOUT ME: Both personally and professionally, I’m interested in creating sound rich and artistically presented stories. I like to explore lots of different things, from personal narratives to philosophical ideas to historical stories. I’m most interested in ideas that go beyond mainstream narratives and dig under the surface.