Jason Graves is a British Academy Award-winning (BAFTA) composer who has brought his passion for music to video game franchises such as DEAD SPACE (EA), RESISTANCE (SONY), MIGHT & MAGIC HEROES (Ubisoft) and COMMAND AND CONQUER (EA). His music has become synonymous with unique, cinematic textures combined with modern aesthetics and he is renowned worldwide for his cinematic, immersive and award-winning music.
Jason was solely responsible for creating an innovative, unique soundtrack for DEAD SPACE, which has become Electronic Arts’ best-selling original title and called “the scariest game ever made.” Jason’s groundbreaking score has been hailed by critics as a “truly original soundtrack” and “the best score of the year.” It was recognized with a myriad of worldwide nominations and won two BAFTA awards – one for Original Score and one for Use of Audio. For the latter, the Academy stated, “It’s the music soundtrack that boasts horror and tension.”
Jason’s diverse musical background as a classically-trained composer, jazz drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and world percussionist allow him to expertly compose in many different genres of music. As a result, his game credits alone include more than one hundred titles, ranging from electronic and rock to full symphonic scores. He performs world percussion and guitar on many of his own tracks and has conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores at Abbey Road, Air Studios London, Capitol Records, Paramount Pictures, Skywalker Sound, and with the Seattle and Salt Lake City Philharmonic orchestras.
Jason also composes for film and television, including his recent score for the thriller FATAL FLAW. His music has been licensed for television shows such as AMERICAN IDOL and THE AMAZING RACE.
In addition to two BAFTA’s, Jason’s music has been honored with three Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Award (AIAS) nominations, winning “Outstanding Achievement in Audio” for DEAD SPACE. He has received twenty one G.A.N.G. nominations and four wins, including “Audio of the Year” for DEAD SPACE and DEAD SPACE 2, “Best Original Theme” nominations for DEAD SPACE 2, STAR TREK: LEGACY and BLAZING ANGELS 2 and “Music of the Year” nominations for DEAD SPACE and KING ARTHUR.