Jesper Kyd - Composer/Producer
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BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd is one of the most celebrated composers in media, renowned for his experimental approach to crafting unique soundtracks and creating iconic music for blockbuster video game franchises including ASSASSIN’S CREED (“Pioneer of the Assassin’s Creed musical universe” – Ubisoft), BORDERLANDS, DARKSIDERS, HITMAN, STATE OF DECAY and WARHAMMER. Constantly pushing musical boundaries and transcending genre expectations, Kyd’s latest projects include RAID: CALL OF THE ARBITER (animated series), WARHAMMER 40,000: DARKTIDE, DUNE: SPICE WARS, ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA, BORDERLANDS 3, and the internationally acclaimed dark fantasy film TUMBBAD on Prime Video.
His film and television scores also include the #1 Chinese box office fantasy action adventure CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE, based on the best-selling novel ‘Ghost Blows Out The Light’, and the SyFy TV anthology series METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES adapted from the ‘Metal Hurlant’ graphic novels (‘Heavy Metal’ in the US). Most recently Kyd scored the original animated series RAID: CALL OF THE ARBITER based on the billion dollar mobile game franchise RAID: SHADOW LEGENDS. The series will consist of 10 weekly episodes set to premiere on YouTube on May 18, 2023.
Kyd has received top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Critics Choice Film Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Game Audio Network Guild as well as nominations from Billboard, CNN, MTV Video Music Awards and Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. He was also honored with the Nile Rodgers Global Creators Award at Canadian Music Week for his innovative and unique body of work, joining the esteemed ranks of entertainment industry luminaries Spike Lee and Tony Visconti.
His music is regularly performed in concerts and festivals by orchestras worldwide including the Krakow Film Music Festival, Tenerife International Film Music Festival, WDR Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Symphony of the Shadows at Game Music Festival, Video Games Live, Game On! Symphonic Concerts, Assassin’s Creed Symphony World Tour, as well as a new commission – “From The Depths of History” Overture – composed and arranged for the Assassin’s Creed Symphonic Adventure World Tour.