Bioshock Infinite Score wins D.I.C.E Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

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!!!

Bioshock Infinite Score chosen as best soundtrack of 2013 By Game Trailers

My score for Bioshock Infinite was chosen by Game Trailers as the best soundtrack for a video game for 2013. The competition was amazing this past year with absolutely fantastic music by my peers. 

Thank you Game Trailers!

Thanks to everyone at Irrational Games for making such a fantastic and amazing game! 

Garry to score BioShock Infinite

It was officially announced today that I am the composer of the score for BioShock Infinite. I can honestly say that this is a stunningly beautiful and fascinating game unlike anything ever made. It has been exciting to be a part of it and I’m very proud of my score – I am really looking forward to the games release on March 26th 2013! For one thing I can’t wait to play it!

I was asked for a quote today and here is what I wrote:

It doesn’t get any better for a composer than to be able to score a game as remarkable as Bioshock Infinite. It provided a vast canvas filled with extraordinary and completely unique characters and situations that permitted me to be creative in ways that we composers usually only dream of. Much thanks goes to Ken Levine and the entire team at Irrational for inventing such an astonishing world and then letting me write music for it! 
Ken Levine’s quote:
We’re proud to announce that Garry Schyman, composer of BioShock 1 and 2 has returned to the composer’s chair for BioShock Infinite. His score is very different from the first two games, yet very much guided by the same aesthetic principles. We were lucky to have him and I can’t wait until you get to hear some of his stuff. He’s working in a different, sparer style, but it’s awesome.”