Jared Emerson-Johnson

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Jared Emerson-Johnson
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Jared Emerson-Johnson conducting a recording session at AudioSFX.
Background information
Birth nameJared Nathaniel Emerson-Johnson
Born (1981-10-13) October 13, 1981 (age 37)
OriginSan Francisco, California
GenresJazz, classical
Occupation(s)Composer, voice actor, sound designer, voice director
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar, violin, mandolin
Years active2002–present
WebsiteBay Area Sound

Jared Nathaniel Emerson-Johnson (born October 13, 1981) is an American video game music composer, sound designer, voice director and voice actor. Emerson-Johnson is the Music Supervisor and lead composer at Bay Area Sound, an audio production company specializing in sound design, music and voiceover for video games.[1]

Career[edit]

Jared began his career as an assistant to composer Clint Bajakian on the score for LucasArts' Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb. Emerson-Johnson has also worked as a sound designer for projects, including James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Psychonauts. More recently, Emerson-Johnson was the composer behind the video games produced by Telltale Games, such as Bone, Sam & Max, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, Poker Night at the Inventory, Back to the Future: The Game, Jurassic Park: The Game, The Walking Dead (video game), The Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones (2014 video game).

In all three seasons of Sam & Max he plays the C.O.P.S., a group of obsolete computers, and in Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island series, he plays the Marquis DeSinge as well as the Thief.

In 2004, Emerson-Johnson received the Game Audio Network Guild's "Rookie of the Year" award. Jared's score, voice direction, and sound design for Telltale Games' 'Bone: The Great Cow Race were finalists for the 2007 Independent Games Festival. His score for Telltale Games' Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space was also a finalist for Best Original Score in the 2008 IGN PC Awards. He shares an AdventureGamers.com 2009 Aggie award for best voice acting for his work on Tales of Monkey Island.[2]

His 2013 B.A.F.T.A. nominated score to The Walking Dead has eclipsed much of his earlier work and has shown him to be a composer of tremendous versatility.

Discography[edit]

Video game soundtracks[edit]

Other works[edit]

  • Mr. Lux At Your Service (2008)
  • YouTube Presents: The Birds and the Biz (2008)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2006-05-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,1128/p,11

BAFTA Games Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result
2013 The Walking Dead Best Original Music Nominated

Golden Joystick Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result
2014 The Wolf Among Us Best Audio Nominated

Game Audio Network Guild Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result
2015 The Walking Dead: Season Two Best Dialog Nominated
2013 The Walking Dead Best Dialog Won
2012 Star Wars: The Old Republic Best Soundtrack Album Won
2004 LeapFrog Leapster: SpongeBob SquarePants Best Audio - Other Won
2004 n/a Rookie of the Year Won

Game Music Online Annual Game Music Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result
2015 The Walking Dead Season Two Outstanding Achievement – Cinematic Music Nominated
2015 The Walking Dead Season Two Outstanding Achievement – Voice Dialogue Nominated
2015 n/a Outstanding Contribution – Western Composer Nominated

Independent Games Festival[edit]

Year Project Category Result
2007 Bone: The Great Cow Race Excellence in Audio[1] Nominated

Golden Joystick Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result
2014 The Wolf Among Us Best Audio[2] Nominated

Adventure Gamers Aggie Awards[edit]

Year Project Category Result
2014 The Wolf Among Us Best Music Nominated
2012 The Walking Dead Best Music Nominated
2011 Back to the Future: The Game Best Music Won
2010 Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Best Music (Reader's Choice) Won
2009 Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Best Music Nominated
2008 Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Best Music Won

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Independent Games Festival 2007". IGF. Archived from the original on 16 December 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Golden Joystick Awards 2014 Nominees". Golden Joystick Awards 2014. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on September 7, 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.