Jesper Kyd - Composer/Producer
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BAFTA award-winning and Billboard / MTV VMA nominated Danish composer Jesper Kyd is renowned for creating unique scores with a diverse array of live instrumentation and manipulated sounds. His original soundtracks feature an immersive blend of styles ranging from the epic symphonic and dark, hybrid scores for the HITMAN series (British Academy Award for Original Music) recorded with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Hungarian Radio Choir and anthemic choral score for cult favorite FREEDOM FIGHTERS (“Vangelis on steroids” – Film Score Monthly), to his four iconic scores for the blockbuster franchise ASSASSIN’S CREED (“Jesper Kyd defines the series for fans around the world” – Official PlayStation Magazine) and the post-apocalyptic, fantasy, sci-fi thematic scores for STATE OF DECAY series, DARKSIDERS 2, and BORDERLANDS series.
Kyd was recently honored with the 2018 Nile Rodgers Global Creators Award at Canadian Music Week for his innovative and unique body of work in video games scoring. His latest projects include composing and producing the Norse mythology inspired tribal acoustic score for WARHAMMER: VERMINTIDE 2, based on the popular Games Workshop fantasy universe, and atmospheric guitar and analog synth score for Microsoft/Undead Labs’ zombie survival sequel STATE OF DECAY 2.
Kyd’s non-traditional methodology is also attracting big screen collaborations with international filmmakers including Chinese director Lu Chuan’s #1 box office fantasy action adventure CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE, based on the best-selling Chinese novel ‘Ghost Blows Out The Light’. Kyd’s latest feature TUMBBAD, releasing worldwide and across theaters in India this fall, is a dark thriller set in British colonial India produced by the team behind ‘Ship of Theseus’ (National Awards Winner for Best Feature Film). TUMBBAD will premiere at and open the 33rd Venice International Film Festival Critics Week.
Kyd’s journey as an artist is ever-evolving and reflects a penchant for experimentation: “I love exploring new music styles and mixing different genres together,” says Kyd. “Finding a unique approach adds extra depth, which can help truly define the experience of a film or game.”