Peter Connelly

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Peter Connelly
Peter Connelly (September 2017).jpg
Background information
Born (1972-09-08) September 8, 1972 (age 46)
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
GenresOrchestral, electronic, electro-acoustic
Occupation(s)Music composer, sound designer
InstrumentsKeyboard, piano, guitar, cello
Years active1995–present
LabelsEidos Interactive
Square Enix
Electronic Arts
Associated actsUniversal Sound Design

Peter Connelly (born September 8, 1972)[1] is a video game composer and sound designer known for his work on the action-adventure Tomb Raider series. He has been part of several video game releases working mainly with Core Design, Eutechnyx and Ubisoft.[2]


In September 1998, Connelly joined Derby-based studio Core Design, a subsidiary of UK video game publisher Eidos Interactive. As part of Core Design, Connelly worked in sound design on Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft and later as a leading composer for Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation and Tomb Raider: Chronicles. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, which Connelly co-wrote with Martin Iveson, featured the London Symphony Orchestra.[3]

Connelly has scored other commercial games at Core Design such as Herdy Gerdy, Smart Bomb, and Free Running. At Ubisoft Reflections, developers of the Driver series, Connelly worked as senior sound designer on Driver: San Francisco. After completion of Driver, Connelly was contracted as Audio Lead and Composer on both Watch Dogs and The Crew. Connelly is currently a contractor with Slightly Mad Studios, working as Senior Sound Designer.[4] Connelly also runs Peter Connelly Limited, a sound production studio.[5]

According to Tomb Raider Chronicles, Connelly has cited John Williams and Danny Elfman as “exceptional” soundtrack composers who have influenced his own work.[3] Another influence is Burt Bacharach.[6]


Music and sound design[edit]

Audio director and sound design[edit]

Sound design[edit]

Additional sound design[edit]

Orchestral arrangement[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Peter Connelly's profile on Game OST". Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Peter Connelly Interview". Game Music Online. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  3. ^ a b "LSO to Score Angel of Darkness Music". 2002-07-23. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  4. ^ "#AOD15 Special: An Interview with Peter Connelly". Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Peter Connelly Ltd". 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  6. ^ "Peter Connelly profile on Loft Music". Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ "PopStar Guitar Credits10)". Retrieved 2011-06-02.

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Preceded by
Nathan McCree
Tomb Raider composer
Succeeded by
Troels Brun Folmann