I am pleased, excited and grateful to announce my work in scoring the WB Games /Monolith Productions “Middle-earth: Shadow of War”, the massive follow-up to “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor”.
I wrote over two and half hours of original music for the game, while the rest was scored by my friend Nathan Grigg – Advanced Composer at Monolith.
I believe Shadow of War stands as a real achievement in game design and execution and will be talked about for decades. I also believe our score wonderfully enhances this project.
In addition to writing 90 minutes of in-game music I scored an hour of beautifully acted and rendered CGI movies. Some of the best in-game cinematic acting I have had the privilege to work on.
It required two full weeks of recording with members of the Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra and choir. I hope you all enjoy the work we’ve done – it was an amazing experience.
Much thanks to the team at Monolith especially Audio Director Brian Pamintuan, Nathan Grigg and the entire audio crew who worked endless hours to bring this game to fruition.
I am excited to announce the world premier of my viola concerto “Zingaro” at the newly renovated Ford Theatre located in Hollywood on Sunday August 21st 2016.
Performed along with my concerto will be works from my scores to Bioshock and Bioshock II.
Tickets available here: https://www.fordtheatres.org/calendar/la-jewish-symphony-presents-lets-play-la
Excited to announce that “iOmoon” the new VR game I scored is available now from Steam! This Virtual Reality game is fantastic voyage to the moon of Jupiter with many surprises. Happy to be a part of the VR revolution and many thanks to Drew Medina and Ricci Franklin of Headtrip Games for bringing me aboard this fantastic adventure! Also a big call out to my agent Sarah Kovacs for making it all happen!
I will be speaking along side some of my renown colleagues and professionals at the Game Music Connect event in London on Wednesday September 24th. Really looking forward to it!Game Music Connect 2014
I am pleased and very grateful to announce that Wednesday I was nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for a BAFTA Award for my score for Bioshock Infinite.
I was nominated along side some amazing scores by other gifted composers and I congratulate all of us for the extraordinary honor of the nomination. My sincere thanks to the Academy for this deeply appreciated nomination.
Additionally – The New York Video Game critics Circle Awards found my music for Bioshock Infinite worthy of their Best Music Award.
I would truly like to thank the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for honoring me and my music last night at the DICE awards. Winning Outstanding Achievement In Original Music Composition for a second time is humbling and I am very fortunate and appreciative of the honor. I would like to also honor my colleagues who were also nominated in this category – they wrote wonderful scores and we were all winners last night.
Finally a composer for any medium other than the concert hall is but a partner who must work with talented and creative people who permit us to write music for the worlds they create. In this instance I could not have a better partner than the extraordinarily talented people at Irrational Games. They have permitted me to score two incredible games for them and it is only because of their creativity and encouragement that I was able to write the scores that won this award last night.
A special thanks to Creative Director Ken Levine who makes dreams come true through his games!
And James Bonney and Patrick Balthrop who made the sound of Bioshock Infinite – incredible!
And of course the entire creative team at Irrational! Thank you ALL!!!
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Thanks to everyone at Irrational Games for making the most amazing game imaginable.