Walter Mair

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Full Name

Walter Mair


Walter Mair is an Ivor Novello-nominated and Telly Award-winning composer known for his captivating scores ranging from epic orchestrations recorded with 80-piece choirs to intimate, small ensemble and hybrid electronic pieces that have graced a diverse mix of feature films, documentaries, television dramas, narrative-driven interactive entertainment and video games.


In 2020, he received two Telly awards for “Best Original Music” for his scores to the BAFTA “EE Mobile Game of the Year” Call of Duty: Mobile as well as his score to the Netflix docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive. His most recent credits include the psychological horror film The Unfamiliar, the coming-of-age drama Iceland is Best, and the action-thriller Knuckledust.


Other credits include Oliver Hirschbiegel’s International cold war series for Netflix, The Same Sky, which premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, the Universal Pictures’ documentary feature Ronaldo, the Three Penny Opera by Joachim Lang, based on Berthold Brecht’s Beggar’s Opera, Lucid directed by Adam Morse, 3 Way Junction, and Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River starring Saorise Ronan, Matt Smith, Christina Hendricks, and Eva Mendes. His music can also be heard in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto video games, Sony’s sci-fi franchise Killzone, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction and The Creative Assembly’s Total War series.


Walter believes that the main principle of creativity is to come up with genuine sounds, and he enjoys experimenting and creating unique sonic worlds for each of his projects, using his extensive collection of analog digital synths and blending live orchestral arrangements with experimental post-recording techniques.


In 2006, Walter moved from his native Austria to London to open his own state-of-the-art recording studio in Soho and is a member of both BAFTA and The IVORS Academy.

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United Kingdom




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


Composer, Music Producer

Instrument Skills

Piano, Trumpet, Hardware Synths

My Awards

Selected Awards:

Telly Award – Call of Duty: Mobile
Telly Award – Drive to Survive
British Arrows Award – Who Stole The Cup
Clio Award – The Heist
New York Film Awards – Mack The Knife
BAFTA – Empire: Total War
Ivor Novello 2010 – Empire: Total War

Games I've worked on

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Call of Duty: Mobile, Grand Theft Auto IV, Total War Battles: Kingdom, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Killzone: Mercenary, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Empire: Total War, Viking: Battle For Asgard, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Current Employer

Metronome Ltd

Employer's website

Current Title

CEO, composer