Category Archives: Interviews

Level with Emily Reese – Farlands

“Jason Graves joins us to talk about his music for the Oculus Rift VR game, Farlands. Last time Jason was on the show, we talked about Far Cry Primal. This music couldn’t be much different, and it was a blast to talk with him (and his parrot, Evie) about it. Go to the Patreon website.

Gamespot Interview – Dead Air

“If you play video games, chances are you’ve heard the music of Jason Graves–he’s composed the soundtracks for Far Cry Primal, 2013’s Tomb Raider, Dead Space, and Until Dawn. On this week’s episode, the Dead Air crew sits down to dissect how Graves finds signature sounds in the real world, and how he uses them to create unsettling atmospheres.” Listen to the podcast.

A Musical Life podcast

“As games become more and more immersive with photorealistic graphics and compelling storylines, high production quality demands a great music score. This is where my guest Jason Graves comes in. For his work on Far Cry Primal, a game set in the stone age, Jason created an entirely organic score, blending sounds created from natural materials, such as wood, bushes, bones, antlers, clay pots, as well as a ram’s horn, wooden flutes, female vocals, and an instrument called an Aztec Death Whistle.” Listen to the full interview.

Post Magazine – Winning Game Scores

Jason’s interactive score to Ubisoft’s Far Cry: Primal was featured as the first of four scores for Post Magazine’s March cover story, “Fight Song – Composing Winning Score for Games.”

WSHU Interview

“Far Cry Primal, from Ubisoft, takes us back in time. Waaaaaay back! To 10,000 BCE, in fact. Composing the music created a unique challenge for Jason Graves, who assembled a Stone Age “shopping list” of bones, rocks, antlers and rattles to create a score that’s as visceral as the game. I talked with Jason about how he unleashed his inner caveman.” WSHU Interview

GameTyrant Audio and Until Dawn

“GameTyrant Audio is thrilled to have the chance to speak with one of the most accomplished and hardest working composers in the games industry. His arrangements have terrified us in Dead Space and fueled the adventures of Lara Croft. In this podcast, we discuss how he crafted the beautiful and haunting sounds of Until Dawn. Listen to the podcast.

Horror, Games and the Butterfly Effect

“Usually around this time of year, gamers are looking for something terrifying to play. I’ve found myself constantly recommending lately is Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn. To get a better understanding of where the idea for the title’s music came from, and learn more about the person behind it all, we decided to sit down and chat with Until Dawn’s two-time BAFTA Award-winning composer, Jason Graves.” Read the complete interview.

Film On Wax Feature Interview

“Having begun his career in the early 1990s, composer Jason Graves has spent the past two decades amassing an impressive list of credits across multiple disciplines. With a CV that boasts the likes of Dead SpacePrince of Persia, Murdered: Soul Suspect and 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, it’s fair to say that his output is nothing short of prolific.” Read the complete interview.

Polygon and Until Dawn: The Sound of Terror

“We go behind the scenes of Sony’s PlayStation 4 adventure game. Supermassive Games didn’t just have to invent a new way of organizing narrative for Until Dawn. The developer also had to search for new ways to piece together music. To accomplish this, they turned to industry veteran Jason Graves.” Read the complete article.