BAFTA award-winning and MTV VMA nominated composer Jesper Kyd creates memorable and immersive soundtracks for multi-genre entertainment. Best known for composing the unique, thematic music soundtracks for blockbuster franchises ASSASSIN’S CREED, BORDERLANDS and HITMAN, Kyd’s compelling and distinctive scores feature a diverse array of musical instrumentation including orchestra, choir, soloists, acoustic manipulations and electronic soundscapes, immersing audiences with emotional depth often described by critics as ‘rousing,’ ‘surreal’ and ‘beautiful.’ Spanning from his iconic symphonic scores for the HITMAN series and the anthemic choral score for FREEDOM FIGHTERS, to the post-apocalyptic wasteland themes of BORDERLANDS, his epic adventure scores for the history-inspired ASSASSIN’S CREED series, and the dark ethereal themes and melodic fantasy of DARKSIDERS II, Jesper Kyd constantly evolves his craft as a leading artist for creating stylish and inspirational original soundtracks.
Jesper Kyd’s atmospheric scores have received international acclaim and recognition from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Best Original Music Winner for the HITMAN series), Game Audio Network Guild Awards (Music of the Year Winner for ASSASSIN’S CREED II), Gold Spirit Awards (Best Video Game Score Winner for ASSASSIN’S CREED II), Hollywood Music In Media Awards (Best Original Score Winner for ASSASSIN’S CREED II), International Gaming Network Awards (Best Soundtrack Winner for ASSASSIN’S CREED II), International Film Music Critics Association Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. Kyd’s latest score DARKSIDERS II was recently released to universal critical acclaim as “One of the best game soundtracks of the year” (Game Informer) and “Top 10 Video Game Scores Ever” (Classical MPR).
In film and television Kyd has composed for a wide variety of projects and different genres including THE RESISTANCE (Syfy) series produced by Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures and Starz Media; STAUNTON HILL (Anchor Bay Entertainment), the horror/thriller feature directed by Cameron Romero, son of George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) and the upcoming live action sci-fi television series METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES adapted from the graphic novels HEAVY METAL by legendary comic book artist Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud. Starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2), Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D), Darren Shahlavi (300) and James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES premieres on television networks in Europe this fall.