Matle Beckenbach was born in Berlin, and educated in Paris, Bonn, and Berlin. In 1999 he worked with Falk Richter for the first time on God is a DJ at the Staatstheater Mainz, and composed music for Nothing Hurts by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk at Kampnagel in Hamburg.
Malte has composed the music score for Complexity of Belonging – a project by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk that will premiere as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival.
Beckenbach has collaborated with Falk Richter at the Deutsches Theater (Göttingen), Deutsches Schauspielhaus (Hamburg), Schauspielhaus (Zürich), Nationaltheatret (Oslo), Burgtheater (Vienna), Festival d’Avignon, and the Schaubühne Berlin. He has also composed film music for Lars Becker and his productions for the Schaubühne Berlin include: Peace; The System 1/Electronic City; The System 3/Amok Fewer Emergencies; Hedda Gabler; Bombed; Three Sisters; The Ugly One; Drunk enough to say I love you?; The Dog, the Night and the Knife; The Pigeons; TRUST; Saved; PROTECT ME, and An Enemy of the People.