Jason Graves

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Jason Graves
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Graves in 2008
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Years active 1993–present
Website jasongraves.com

Jason Graves is an American television, film, and video game music composer. He is perhaps best known for his musical scores for Dead Space, Tomb Raider, The Order: 1886, Until Dawn, and Far Cry Primal.

Biography[edit]

Graves is a British Academy Award-winning composer who has created music for video game series such as Dead Space (EA), Star Trek (Bethesda), and Silent Hunter (Ubisoft).

Graves' musical background as a classically trained composer, jazz drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and world percussionist. As a result, his game credits alone include more than eighty titles, ranging from electronic and rock to full symphonic scores. He performs world percussion and guitar on many of his own scores and has conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores at Air Studios London, Capitol Records, Paramount Pictures, Skywalker Sound, and with the Seattle and Salt Lake City Philharmonic orchestras.

Graves also composes for film and television, and his music has been licensed for television shows such as American Idol and The Amazing Race.

Recent projects include two hybrid electronic/orchestral game scores - one for the popular City of Heroes franchise, entitled Going Rogue (N.C. Soft) and a second for Section 8 (Southpeak Interactive). Graves also provided a live orchestral score for Dead Space Extraction, Electronic Arts's prequel to Dead Space.[1]

His Dead Space score won two BAFTA awards[2] - one for Original Score and one for Use of Audio.

In addition to the two BAFTAs, Graves' music has been honored with three Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) Award nominations, winning "Outstanding Achievement in Audio" for Dead Space. He has received seventeen G.A.N.G. nominations and four wins, including "Audio of the Year" for Dead Space, "Best Original Theme" nominations for Star Trek: Legacy and Blazing Angels 2 and "Music of the Year" nominations for Dead Space and King Arthur. He has also worked with other Hollywood film composers such as Elmer Bernstein, John Debney, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Jerry Goldsmith.

Graves served as the composer for the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, developed by Crystal Dynamics.[3]

On May 31 and June 1, 2013, Graves attended and guest conducted the world premiere live performances of music from Dead Space 3 and Tomb Raider at the Joystick 5 video game concert in Malmö, Sweden.

Works[edit]

Video games[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

  • The Matchmaker: Movie Trailer (Gramercy Pictures)
  • Mercury Rising: Movie Trailer (Universal)
  • G.I. Jane: Movie Trailer (Hollywood Pictures)
  • The Flying Messenger (1996)
  • Unshackled (2001)
  • On Oak Island (2005)
  • The Collector (2008)
  • Zu Warriors: Movie Trailer (Miramax)
  • The Marine: Movie Trailer (20th Century Fox)
  • Fatal Flaw (2010)
  • The Choice (2011)
  • The Cardboard Bernini (2012)
  • Unknown Caller (2014)
  • Adrenaline (2015)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Nominated work Result
2015 Hollywood Music in Media Best Original Score The Order: 1886 Nominated
2014 British Academy Games Awards Best Audio Tomb Raider Nominated
2013 SXSW Gaming Awards Excellence In Musical Score Tomb Raider Nominated
2013 National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Original Dramatic Score Tomb Raider Won
2013 GoldSpirit Awards Best Videogame Score Tomb Raider Won
2012 International Film Music Critics Association Best Original Score For a Video Game Resistance: Burning Skies Nominated
2011 British Academy Games Awards Best Audio Dead Space 2 Nominated
2011 Game Developers Choice Awards Best Audio Dead Space 2 Nominated
2011 GoldSpirit Awards Best Videogame Score Dead Space 2 Nominated
2011 GoldSpirit Awards Best Videogame Score Dead Space 2 Nominated
2011 Square Enix Music Outstanding Contribution by Composer - Won
2011 Square Enix Music Outstanding Contribution by Ensemble (Lacrimosa) Dead Space 2 Won
2011 Square Enix Music Best Score Might and Magic Heroes VI Nominated
2011 Hollywood Music in Media Best Original Score Dead Space 2 Nominated
2010 Square Enix Music Outstanding Contribution by Composer Alpha Protocol Nominated
2010 Square Enix Music Best Theme Instrumental Alpha Protocol Won
2009 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition Dead Space Nominated
2009 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design Dead Space Won
2008 Game Developers Choice Awards Audio Of The Year Dead Space Won
2008 GoldSpirit Awards Best Videogame Score Dead Space Nominated
2007 British Academy Games Awards Best Original Score Dead Space Won
2007 British Academy Games Awards Best Use of Audio Dead Space Won
2006 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition Rise of the Kasai Nominated

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