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Gareth Coker is a British composer and producer working out of Los Angeles. He is known for his melodically driven scores, unique soundscapes, and attention to detail and execution in the application of how music emotionally relates to the gamer as they are playing. His scores have garnered numerous awards, including the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Music Composition, the SXSW Award for Excellence in Musical Score, multiple Game Audio Network Guild awards. He has received nominations from BAFTA, GDC, and IFMCA, amongst others.
His recent works include Ori and the Will of the Wisps (2020), Darksiders Genesis (2019), ongoing work on ARK Survival Evolved (2017-). He has also written multiple soundtrack albums for various Minecraft expansions (2016-2019), and contributed to Insomniac Games' VR title The Unspoken (2017).