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TOMB RAIDER COMPOSER JASON GRAVES TO SPEAK AT PAX EAST PANEL: "BEHIND THE MUSIC OF BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO GAMES"

MEDIA ALERT

PAX Naga Theatre, Boston

Saturday, March 23rd

2.30pm - 3.30pm

 

Jason Graves is a British Academy (BAFTA) Award-winning composer who has brought his passion for music to franchises such as Tomb Raider and Dead Space.

Crystal Dynamics entrusted Graves with their innovative reboot of the iconic Tomb Raider franchise, giving him creative freedom to infuse atmosphere, emotion and authenticity to Lara's origins story through his score. The end result combines found sounds, authentic percussion and a truly unique custom instrument interwoven with orchestral themes and textures.

Jason was also responsible for creating a unique soundtrack for Dead Space, hailed by critics as "truly original" 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 music from the original Dead Space has been performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London and his concerto for string quartet from Dead Space 2, "Lacrimosa", was recently premiered to a live audience at the SCORE symphony concert in Sweden. Most recently he conducted Tomb Raider at the Spike TV Awards.

Graves has also conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores at Abbey Road Studios, Air Studios London, Capitol Records, FOX, Paramount Pictures and Skywalker Sound. 

For more information on the PAX East panel "Behind The Music of Blockbuster Video Games" visit: 

http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/behind-the-music-of-blockbuster-video-games


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