Biografie (Biografie enkel beschikbaar in het Engels) (updated 2011-01-14)
Jason Graves is a British Academy Award-winning composer who has brought his passion for music to video game franchises such as DEAD SPACE (EA), STAR TREK (Bethesda), SILENT HUNTER (Ubisoft) and COMMAND AND CONQUER (EA). His music has become synonymous with unique, cinematic textures combined with modern aesthetics and he is renowned worldwide for his cinematic, immersive and award-winning music.
Jason was solely responsible for creating an innovative, unique soundtrack for DEAD SPACE, which has become Electronic Arts' best-selling original title and called 'the scariest game ever made.' Jason's groundbreaking score has been hailed by critics as a 'truly original soundtrack' and 'the best score of the year.' It was recognized with a myriad of worldwide nominations and won two BAFTA awards - one for Original Score and one for Use of Audio. For the latter, the Academy stated, 'It's the music soundtrack that boasts horror and tension.'
Jason's diverse musical background as a classically-trained composer, jazz drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and world percussionist allow him to expertly compose in many different genres of music. As a result, his game credits alone include more than eighty titles, ranging from electronic and rock to full symphonic scores. He performs world percussion and guitar on many of his own tracks and has conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores at Air Studios London, Capitol Records, Paramount Pictures, Skywalker Sound, and with the Seattle and Salt Lake City Philharmonic orchestras.
Jason also composes for film and television, including his recent score for the thriller FATAL FLAW. His music has been licensed for television shows such as AMERICAN IDOL and THE AMAZING RACE.
Recent projects include two hybrid electronic/orchestral game scores - one for the popular CITY OF HEROES franchise, entitled GOING ROGUE (N.C. Soft) and a second for SECTION 8 (Southpeak Interactive), a first-person shooter set in the distant future. Jason also provided live orchestral scores for DEAD SPACE EXTRACTION, the Electronic Arts prequel to the popular and critically-acclaimed horror hit DEAD SPACE, and COMMAND AND CONQUER 4: TIBERIAN TWILIGHT (EA), which was performed by the London Philharmonia and recorded at the famous Air Studios.
In addition to two BAFTA's, Jason's music has been honored with three Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Award (AIAS) nominations, winning 'Outstanding Achievement in Audio' for DEAD SPACE. He has received seventeen G.A.N.G. nominations and four wins, including 'Audio of the Year' for DEAD SPACE, 'Best Original Theme' nominations for STAR TREK: LEGACY and BLAZING ANGELS 2 and 'Music of the Year' nominations for DEAD SPACE and KING ARTHUR.
Current projects include EA's highly anticipated Dead Space 2, plus three sequels for different unannounced flagship game franchises and the feature film thriller NEVERMORE. Jason Graves is represented by the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.