Michael McCann (composer)

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Michael McCann
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Michael McCann in 2010
Background information
Birth name Michael Anthony McCann
Also known as Behavior, Suture, Michael A. McCann
Born (1976-03-05) March 5, 1976 (age 38)
Genres Electronic, ambient, trip hop, soundtrack, classical, pop
Occupation(s) Composer, producer, musician, sound designer
Instruments Piano, Percussion, sampling, programming
Labels Behavior Music Inc.
Website behaviormusic.com

Michael McCann (also known as Behavior) is a Canadian composer for television, video games, and film. He is best known for composing the scores to the video games Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent , Deus Ex: Human Revolution and XCOM: Enemy Unknown

McCann's music incorporates elements of electronic, orchestral and traditional acoustic instruments, and often includes the use of world, choral, and solo vocals (primarily female, and primarily lyric-less). His scoring work, as well as solo and production work, bridges multiple genres including ambient, world, jazz, break-beat, post-rock, trip-hop, drum and bass, industrial, rock and pop.

McCann has received award nominations for his work in television, games & film, from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, IGN, Spike TV Video Game Awards, G.A.N.G.,[1] Hollywood Music In Media Awards (2008 / 2011),[2] and G4TV X-Play. His sound-design work on the film It's All Gone Pete Tong also earned him two Genie Award nominations for Best Overall Sound Editing and Best Overall Sound.

Past projects include original composition work for MTV, VH1, Discovery Channel, The Gap / Old Navy, Paramount Pictures, Alliance Atlantis (various films / trailers), Showcase, Audiokinetic, Odeon Films, Ubisoft, NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, FUBAR (as supervising sound-designer), and various commercials and independent films.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Title Category Result
2012 BAFTA Video Game Awards[3] Deus Ex: Human Revolution Best Original Music Nominated
2012 Canadian Video Game Awards[4] Deus Ex: Human Revolution Best Original Music Won
2011 Cue Awards[5] Breakout Composer of the Year Nominated
2011 Cue Awards Deus Ex: Human Revolution Best Score in Film / Media Nominated
2011 Cue Awards Deus Ex: Human Revolution Best Score for a Video Game Nominated
2011 Cue Awards Deus Ex: Human Revolution "Icarus" Most Memorable Theme Nominated
2011 Spike TV Video Game Awards Deus Ex: Human Revolution Best Original Score Nominated
2011 Hollywood Music In Media Deus Ex: Human Revolution Best Original Score Nominated
2011 G4TV X-Play Awards Deus Ex: Human Revolution Best Original Score Nominated
2008 Hollywood Music Awards ReGenesis Best TV Theme Nominated
2007 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences[6] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Best Original Score Nominated
2007 G.A.N.G. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Best Interactive Score Nominated
2006 IGN's "Best of 2006" Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Best Original Score (Xbox 360)
2006 Genie Award It's All Gone Pete Tong Best Overall Sound Nominated
2006 Genie Award It's All Gone Pete Tong Best Achievement in Sound Editing Nominated
2005 Leo Awards It's All Gone Pete Tong Best Overall Sound Won
2005 Leo Awards It's All Gone Pete Tong Best Overall Sound Editing Won
2004 Toronto International Film Festival It's All Gone Pete Tong Best Canadian Feature Film Won
2002 Sundance Film Festival FUBAR Official Selection

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