October 9, 1970 |
||Film score, video game score, post-rock, alternative rock, electronic, classical
||Film composer, video game composer
||Piano, guitar, percussion
||Remote Control Productions, Hans Zimmer, Trevor Rabin, Harry Gregson-Williams, Trevor Morris, Linkin Park, Explosions in the Sky
Steve Jablonsky (born October 9, 1970) is an American composer for film, television and video game, best known for his musical scores in Transformers film series.
Jablonsky went to University of California, Berkeley for college. He studied computer science at the beginning, but a year later he switched to music composition. After graduation, he became an intern at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions. During that time, Jablonsky met a fellow composer of Zimmer named Harry Gregson-Williams and started working as his assistant. Later he became more engaged with Zimmer and started composing for renowned works like Desperate Housewives.
Jablonsky has composed the soundtracks to the films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Steamboy (2004), The Island (2005), Transformers (2007), D-War (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Battleship (2012), Ender's Game (2013) (replacing renowned film composer James Horner), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and will return to compose the score for Transformers 5 (2016). He was also a contributor on Team America: World Police (2004) among many others. In addition, he helped compose some of the music to the video game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and composed the theme music in 2003 for the BBC's Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. He continues to write music for the television show Desperate Housewives (2004-2012) since the fourth episode. His track "Trailblazing" served as the opening theme for WrestleMania X8 and WrestleMania XIX, as well at the soundtrack to the TNA Hall of Fame induction of Sting.
Steve also wrote the music for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, taking the place of the former Command & Conquer music composer Frank Klepacki, who was unable to write the game's score due to his involvement with Universe at War: Earth Assault.
Jablonsky has worked for seven years for Harry Gregson-Williams at Media Ventures, the music production company which was conceived and founded by Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer. Jablonsky's most recent projects include the scores for the Michael Bay's live action feature Transformers film series, the South Korean film D-War, Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360 gaming console, and music for The Sims 3. He works in Hans Zimmer's studio Remote Control Productions. He was mentored by current Remote Control members Hans Zimmer and Nick Glennie-Smith and former members Harry Gregson-Williams and Klaus Badelt.