Jason Graves

My Music

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Personal Info

Full Name

Jason Graves

Bio

Two-time British Academy Award-winning composer Jason Graves is renowned for his textural concept scores and innovative orchestration in cinematic narrative games such as Tomb Raider, Far Cry Primal, Until Dawn, The Order: 1886 and Dead Space. His repertoire is truly diverse, from aleatoric and sweeping orchestral journeys in space, to haunting soundscapes in historical, gothic and supernatural worlds, to manipulating ancient instruments in a Stone Age natural environment.

Most recently Graves composed a “delectable score” (Push Square) for the charming and beautifully animated storybook adventure Moss, hailed as “VR’s finest game to date” (Eurogamer). The “magical soundtrack” (IGN) paints a “pastoral soundscape with enchanting Waltz-esque flair” (Polyarc), including the song “Home To Me,” featuring vocalist Malukah.

Personal Website

http://www.jasongraves.com

Country

United States

Work

Years of Experience

16 years or more

Game platforms you've worked with

iOS, Android, PC/MAC, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii, WiiU, DS, 3DS

Skills

Performer, Composer, Sound Designer, Programmer, Music Supervisor, Voice Direction, Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Music Copyist, Orchestrator, Music Editor

Instrument Skills

Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Ethnic Percussion, Drum Kit, Orchestral Percussion, Ethnic Winds, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Vibrophone/Marimba, Hardware Synths, Slide Guitar, Harp

My Awards

GANG Best Music for an Indie Game: Moss
GANG Best VR Audio: Moss
GANG Audio of the Year: Moss (nominated)
GANG Music of the Year: Moss (nominated)
GANG Best Original Instrumental: “Legends Old and New” Moss (nominated)
GANG Best Original Song: “Home To Me” Moss (nominated)
Annual Game Music Awards 2015: Outstanding Western Composer – Jason Graves
NAVGTR: Original Dramatic Score – The Order: 1886 (nominated)
NAVGTR: Use of Sound  – Evolve (nominated)
NAVGTR: Use of Sound  – The Order: 1886 (nominated)
NAVGTR: Use of Sound  – Until Dawn (nominated)
GANG Audio of the Year: Until Dawn (nominated)
Hollywood Music in Media Awards: Best Score – The Order: 1886 (nominated)
GANG Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio: The Order: 1886 (nominated)
GANG Best Original Instrumental: “The Knight’s Theme” The Order: 1886 (nominated)
GANG Best Original Choral: “The Knighthood” The Order: 1886 (nominated)
British Academy Award (BAFTA): Use of Audio – Tomb Raider (nominated)
SXSW Gaming Awards: Excellence In Musical Score – Tomb Raider (nominated)
NAVGTR: Original Dramatic Score – Tomb Raider
Gold Spirit Awards: Best Original Score – Tomb Raider
IFMCA: Best Original Score – Resistance: Burning Skies (nominated)
British Academy Award (BAFTA): Use of Audio – Dead Space 2 (nominated)
Game Developer’s Choice Awards: Best Audio – Dead Space 2 (nominated)
BSO Spirit Awards: Best Original Score – Dead Space 2 (nominated)
Square Enix Music: Outstanding Contribution by Composer Jason Graves (2011)
Square Enix Music: Outstanding Contribution by Ensemble Lacrimosa; Quartet San Francisco
Square Enix Music: Best Score – Dead Space 2 (nominated)
GANG Audio of the Year: Dead Space 2 (nominated)
GANG Best Original Soundtrack Album: Dead Space 2 (nominated)
GANG Best Interactive Score: Dead Space 2 (nominated)
Square Enix Music: Best Score – Might and Magic Heroes VI (nominated)
HMMA: Original Score – Dead Space 2 (nominated)
Square Enix Music: Outstanding Contribution by Composer – Jason Graves (2010)
Square Enix Music: Best Theme Instrumental Alpha Protocol
British Academy Award (BAFTA): Best Original Score – Dead Space
British Academy Award: Use of Audio Dead Space
GANG Audio of the Year: Dead Space
GANG Music of the Year: Dead Space (nominated)
AIAS: Outstanding Achievement in Audio – Dead Space
AIAS: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition – Dead Space (nominated)
Game Developer’s Choice Award: Audio Of The Year – Dead Space
BSO Spirit Award: Best Videogame Score – Dead Space (nominated)
GANG Best Hand-help Audio: Dead Head Fred (nominated)
GANG Best Hand-help Audio: Dead Head Fred (nominated)
GANG Best Website Audio (nominated)
GANG Music of the Year: King Arthur (nominated)
GANG Best Original Choral Song: King Arthur “Finding Excalibur” (nominated)
GANG Best Original Instrumental: Star Trek Legacy “Main Theme” (nominated)
GANG Best Arrangement of a Non-Original Score: Jaws Unleashed (nominated)
GANG Best Handheld Audio: Dead Head Fred (nominated)
GANG Best Original Soundtrack Album: Dead Head Fred (nominated)
AIAS: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition – Rise of the Kasai (nominated)
GANG Best Original Soundtrack Album: The Hobbit
GANG Best Interactive Score: Mark of Kri (nominated)
 

Games I've worked on

Moss (Polyarc Games)
Lawbreakers (Nexon)
Echo Arena (Oculus)
Lone Echo (Oculus)
Friday The 13th: The Game (Gun Media)
Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood (Sony VR)
Farlands (Oculus)
Far Cry Primal (Ubisoft)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) “Lara’s Theme”
Until Dawn (Sony)
Breach and Clear: Deadline (Mighty Rabbit)
DmC: Definitive Edition (Capcom)
The Order: 1886 (Sony)
Evolve (2k Games)
Fat Chicken (Relevant Games)
Murdered: Soul Suspect (Square Enix)
Might & Magic X Legacy (Ubisoft)
Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
Dead Space 3 (Electronic Arts)
Devil May Cry: Vergil’s Downfall (Capcom)
Resistance: Burning Skies (Sony)
Prey 2 (Human Head Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Heroes of Might and Magic 6 (Ubisoft)
Dungeon Siege 3 (Square Enix)
Dead Space: Aftermath (Starz Media)
Section 8: Prejudice (Southpeak Interactive)
F.E.A.R. 3 (Warner Brothers Interactive)
Dead Space 2 (Electronic Arts)
Dead Space HD iOS (Electronic Arts)
Dead Space: Ignition (Electronic Arts)
Alpha Protocol (Obsidian Entertainment/Sega)
City of Heroes: Going Rogue (Paragon/NC Soft)
Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (EA)
Slient Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic (Ubisoft)
Swords (Panic Button/Majesco Entertainment)
B-Squadron (R2MobileStudio)
Dead Space: Extraction (Electronic Arts)
Arthur and the Invisibles 2 (Ubisoft)
C.O.P. The Recruit (Ubisoft)
Section 8 (Southpeak Interactive)
Dead Space (Electronic Arts)
Wheelman (Midway)
Slient Hunter 4: U-Boat Missions (Ubisoft)
Aliens (Obsidian Entertainment/Sega)
Hellboy: The Science of Evil (Konami)
Blacksite: Area 51 (Midway)
Transformers: Autobots (Activision)
Transformers: Decepticons (Activision)
Hour of Victory (Midway)
Blazing Angels: Secret Missions of WWII (Ubisoft)
Slient Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific (Ubisoft)
Star Trek: Legacy (Bethesda/Paramount)
Star Trek: Tactical Assault (Bethesda/Paramount)
Star Trek: Encounters (Bethesda/Paramount)
Star Trek: Conquest (Bethesda/Paramount)
Dead Head Fred (Vicious Cycle/D3 Publishing)
Rayman: Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft)
Marvel VS. (Konami)
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft)
Flushed Away (Vicious Cycle/Dreamworks)
Zathura (Take 2 Interactive/Sony Pictures)
Lineage II: Scions of Destiny (NC Soft)
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (Midway)
Rise & Fall: Civilizations At War (Midway)
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Ubisoft)
Rayman DS (Ubisoft)
Horsez Series (Ubisoft)
Babyz Series (Ubisoft)
Imagine Series (Ubisoft)
Tim Power Series (Ubisoft)
Petz Series (Ubisoft)
Heroes of Might and Magic V (Ubisoft)
Jaws Unleashed (Majesco)
Pac-Man World Rally (Namco)
Area 51 (Midway)
Rise Of The Kasai (Sony)
King Arthur (Konami/Touchstone Pictures)
The Sims Bustin’ Out (Electronic Arts/Maxis)
The Urbz (Electronic Arts/Maxis)
The Hobbit (Vivendi/Sierra Entertainment)
Wild Wild West (Warner Bros. Interactive)
Joan of Arc: Wars & Warriors (Enlight Software)
Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of The Force (Ubisoft)
Monster Garage (Activision)
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter (Activision)
Dora The Explorer (Monkey Bar Games/Nickelodeon)
Curious George (Vicious Cycle/Nickelodeon)

Current Employer

Jason Graves Music, Inc.

Employer's website

http://www.jasongraves.com

Current Title

Composer