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Jessica Curry, Austin Wintory and Grant Kirkhope shortlisted in Film Music Critic Awards - MCV

Jessica Curry, Austin Wintory and Grant Kirkhope shortlisted in Film Music Critic Awards

Ori and the Blind Forest composer Gareth Coker listed alongside film musicians in Breakthrough Composer of the Year category
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The scores to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Ori and the Blind Forest have been highlighted as some of 2015’s best.

The three games are joined by Revelation and sci-fi strategy title Civilization: Beyond Earth in the Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media category at this year’s International Film Music Critics Association Awards.

Those behind the music for the shortlisted games, including Jessica Curry (pictured), Austin Wintory, Gareth Coker, Neal Acree, Geoff Knorr, Griffin Cohen and Grant Kirkhope, will be deliberated over before a winner is selected in time for the 12th IFMCA Awards on February 18th.

British composer Coker, who was responsible for Ori and the Blind Forest’s critically-acclaimed soundscapes, was also selected by the International Film Music Critics Assocation alongside fresh-faced film musicians Ludwig Göransson (Creed), Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira (The Duke of Burgundy), Maurizio Malagnini (Peter and Wendy) and Diego Navarro (Capture the Flag) as an up-and-coming creative force to be watched in the Breakthrough Composer of the Year prize.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture developer The Chinese Room celebrated Curry's nomination at the awards, but criticised the dearth of female composers across the full list of nominees.

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