“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.
Jason is a featured speaker on the Pro Track for GameSoundCon, November 3-4. “The Modern Composer – An Army of One” will cover Jason’s creative approach to simultaneously scoring multiple, diverse projects including Until Dawn, The Order: 1886, Evolve and Tomb Raider. Topics covered will include musical brainstorming, tight deadlines and mockups vs. live orchestra. There will be a heavy emphasis on creative music production and finding an original sound for your project.
Jason’s original score for Supermassive Games’ horror hit Until Dawn is now available on iTunes.
“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.
“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 Space, Prince 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.
“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.
Jason will be speaking at PAX Seattle 2015 on August 29 in the Sphinx Theater from 5:30-6:30pm. A two hour signing session follows from 7-9.
“About a month away from the release of Until Dawn on PS4, we had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Graves, the man responsible for scoring Supermassive Games’ branching interactive horror. He was kind enough to let us in on a few of his trade secrets and discuss how he’s been helping the game’s developers ratchet up the fear factor. Until Dawn launches in North America on August 25th! In the meantime, have a listen to a preview of three of the game’s tracks.” Read the complete interview.
“In this half-day workshop, the studied percussionist Jason Graves will show a different approach to the composition process – using only percussion instruments. Showing examples from Tomb Raider and other titles, Graves will show basic approaches to rhythmic structures and developments. Together with the workshop participants, music will be developed by just using percussion to pictures.” Part of SoundTrack Cologne, August 19-23 2015.
“For the second time Jason Graves will be joining SoundTrack Cologne, August 19-23. In the past years he established himself even further as one of the most sought video game composers. He wrote the music for high profile games such as The Order: 1886, Dead Space, Evolve and the 2013 reboot of the successful Tomb Raider series.” Details can be found here.